International Identity Cards
International Student Services is an authorized vendor of the International Student Identity Card (ISIC) and the International Teacher Identity Card (ITIC). If you are a full-time student or teacher, you are eligible for an International Student Identity Card. This card will give you proof of identity in over 100 countries worldwide.
The ISIC also provides supplemental health insurance coverage. This plan covers emergency medical evacuation in case your illness or injury cannot be treated overseas, and repatriation of remains in case of death. Most private health care plans do not incorporate this kind of coverage. This is why many program sponsors are either providing a special overseas insurance plan or requiring the card.
Not only do you receive the medical coverage and discounts while overseas, but you also have access to a toll-free help line for assistance with medical, legal, or financial emergencies. It also acts as a phone card, which you can ‘recharge’ on-line. In addition, you can use the card in the United States for special student discounts on airlines, lodging, international phone calls and international money transfers. The card comes with a detailed hand book that provides information on all its uses.
The benefits of the ISIC card can be found at their website, where it lists both the cultural and medical benefits!
Applying for the ISIC
To apply for the ISIC, you need to present proof that you are currently studying full-time at a recognized institution. This could either be your student ID or a signed letter from your school on official stationary. To apply for the ITIC, you need proof that you are a full-time teacher, professor or instructor at a recognized educational establishment. You must be employed for a minimum of 18 hours per week for a minimum of one academic year.
- How to apply:
- Download and complete the application
- Submit the completed application with:
- Proof of enrollment or employment at a recognized institution
- 1 passport photo
- Valid photo ID (such as a Passport or Driver’s License)
- $30 cash or check made payable to UALR Programs Abroad/OIS
Completed applications can be submitted to Programs Abroad n the Old Education Building 101. If you have any questions, please contact the International Student Services at 501.683.7566.