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Is getting an ISIC card when studying abroad worth it?

Asked by prioritymail (1630points) November 12th, 2011

I ask in terms of the insurance you receive in return. I have no idea how it works. I default assume that filing claims is more trouble than its worth. I think the card comes with some other discounts on things to do, but I generally don’t end up taking advantage of deals like that. Anyone have first hand experience with this program?

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I used it when I studied abroad. I never made any insurance claim, but you will be amazed at the discount opportunities. For instance, STA (Student Travel Assoc) has killer flight deals. It also helps save on hotels. But primarily, there is a network behind you if you need it.

I would do it, there’s no downside.

answerjill's avatar

Whenever I travel, I just bring my student ID card from my university and ask if there are any student discounts available. I think that I only actually bought an ISIC once, and that was when I was going to be traveling with a bus tour for young adults and they said that ISIC would give me a good discount. Otherwise, I just bring my regular student ID. Also, in my experience, you can use student travel websites for cheaper fares without having an ISIC or an ID.

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