The International Student/Teacher Identity Card is endorsed by the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization or UNESCO. The International Student Identity Card or ISIC ( pronounced, eye'zic) was initatiated to give traveling students a document that would be readily accepted worldwide as proof of their student status.
The card provides many benefits to holders, including supplemental health and travel insurance, discounted travel, and discounts for museums and other attractions. It is required that all UC students who plan to travel abroad purchase the ISIC card. The ISIC card is available for purchase at the UC International Programs office.