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International Student ID Card

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VCU Education Abroad recommends the International Student Identification Card (ISIC) and the International Teacher Identification Card (ITIC) as basic international travel insurance for all students and faculty traveling abroad. The card is valid for one year from the date of issue and includes the following insurance coverage:
  • Medical and Dental Expense (up to $25,000)
  • No-out of Pocket Medical Expense (up to $1000)
  • Travel Document Replacement (up to $500)
  • 24-Hour Emergency Hotline Services
  • ISIC Basic AMH
  • ISIC Premium Insurance can be purchased for a total of $99. On the payment page, students must select both the $25 ISIC basic fee and the $74 ISIC premium upgrade fee in order to purchase ISIC Premium Insurance.
  • ISIC Explorer Insurance can be purchased for a total of $209.
Some programs, but not all, include issuance of the card. If your program includes issuance of the ISIC, you do not need to complete the below online form since VCU Education Abroad already has your information on file. If your program does not include the card and you would like one, please follow the steps below.

Note: VCU Education Abroad no longer makes the cards in our office. ISIC's and ITIC's are made at an off-site location and will be mailed to students and teachers at the home address provided on the online form. Cards take approximately 2-3 business weeks to process and be shipped. Once mailed, the cards will arrive to you through regular US mail, so please plan accordingly so that you can be sure you will receive your ISIC/ITIC before your departure date. Cards are valid from the date of issue.

To request an ISIC or ITIC, you must fill out the online formPlease remember to verify all entered information prior to submitting this form to ensure that it is correct.

After submission of the form, you will need to complete the application process by paying the $25 card fee online and emailing a copy of your payment confirmation to abroad@vcu.edu. Once paid, your card information will be processed and you will receive an email from ISIC requesting a digital color photograph of yourself to complete the card. The photograph you provide must be a square color headshot. After your photo has been received by ISIC, your card will be made and mailed to the address that you provided.

Once you have submitted all required materials, including payment confirmation, please allow two to three weeks for your card to be made and mailed to you.  If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact VCU Education Abroad at abroad@vcu.edu or 804-827-7882.