The ISIC Association is the non-profit organisation behind the International Student Identity Card (ISIC), which is the only internationally accepted proof of bona fide student status.
First established in 1953, the ISIC card is now issued to students in over 130 countries. Rather than being exclusive, all bona fide students over the age of 12, regardless of their nationality, race gender or religion, can purchase an ISIC card at an affordable price. Using one single card, ISIC students gain preferential and discounted access to products, services and experiences that are relevant to all aspects of student life, from software licenses and cinema access to bookstores, public transport, cafés and eateries.
By offering this wide range of opportunties to cardholders, the ISIC Association aims to play a supporting role in improving intercultural understanding and educational opportunties, as well as facilitating student life across the world. Due to this, the ISIC card has been endorsed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) since 1968.
The ISIC card is managed at a global level by the ISIC Global Office B.V., based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.