The Catholic University of America

International Student Identity Card (ISIC)

The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) offers a variety of discounts and benefits on travel-related services and products.  It also provides travel insurance and some limited emergency evacuation and repatriation benefits for student travelers. The Center for Global Education - CUAbroad is the only official issuing site on campus. CUAbroad also issues the International Teacher Identity Card (ITIC).

Here are some of the features of the ISIC card:

  • Discounts at museums, train tickets, restaurants, and hostels all over the world
  • Web and cell phone plan discounts overseas
  • Travel insurance (includes 24 hour emergency assistance services, concierge services, and limited medical coverage)
  • Baggage protection
  • Travel document protection (copies of any important documents can be safely held for students in case access to them in needed while abroad).
Please Note:

CUAbroad no longer automatically issues International Student ID Cards to students going abroad. Anyone who wants an ISIC will be able to purchase one from our office for $25. Card processing time will be approximately 2 weeks, though the card number may be obtained earlier upon request.

 
To get your own card from this office, you will need to bring:
  • A completed application form
  • Do not include your credit card information
  • Proof of current full-time student status (copy of current unofficial transcript is fine)
  • Photo identification (driver's licence, passport etc.)
  • Cash, credit card, or check for $25, made out to CUA

Afterwards, you will receive a confirmation email and be asked to upload electronically:

  • ID photo

 

Students will receive their ISIC card in the mail within 4-15 days of uploading their ID photo.