Hello, Erasmus students from around the world! 🌍 If you’re a student and want to save money while enjoying your time abroad, you should definitely learn about the ISIC (International Student Identity Card). Think of it as a special card that helps you get discounts everywhere! 🎫✈️
Why Should You Get an ISIC Card?
- Student Proof: The ISIC card is like your official badge proving you’re a student. 🦸♂️ It works at high schools, colleges, universities, and some one-year post-secondary programs.
- Discounts Everywhere: With the ISIC card, you can get discounts in more than 130 countries. That’s a lot! 🌎 It means you can save money at over 135,000 places all over the world, including many in the Czech Republic.
- Use on Public Transport: In the Czech Republic, they accept the ISIC card as proof that you’re a student. So, you can use it to ride public transport without any problems. 🚆🚌
- Handy App: If you like using your phone for everything, you can download the ALIVE APP and have a digital ISIC card with all its benefits right on your phone. 📱
Who Can Get an ISIC Card?
Age doesn’t matter! Seriously, there’s no strict age limit. If you’re a full-time student (for at least six months) or if you’re attending a high school, you’re eligible. Even if you’re older than 26, you can still get one. Just make sure your school is recognized by the Ministry of Education. If you’re in elementary school, there’s a special ISIC Školák card for you. 📚🎒
Who Can’t Get an ISIC Card?
Not everyone can get an ISIC card. If you’re doing distance or combined studies, studying abroad, a military or police officer in a non-civilian program, or going to a school not recognized by the Ministry of Education, you won’t be eligible. Sorry! 🚫
How Do You Get an ISIC Card?
Here’s how it works: If your school is cool, they’ll give you an ISIC school card. But if they don’t, don’t worry! You can buy a single-issue ISIC card online here.These cards are valid from September one year to December the next year. To keep it going, you just need to renew it with a stamp every year. Just remember, you can’t renew a single-issue card. When it expires, you’ll need to get a new one. 📆
What Do You Need for an ISIC Card?
If you’re getting a school card, ask your school for the exact requirements. But for a single-issue ISIC card, here’s what you’ll need:
- A good passport-sized photo (2.8 x 3.4 cm)
- Some ID to prove it’s really you
- A completed card application with a school stamp
- 350 CZK to pay for it 💰
- If you’re under 15, a responsible adult will need to get the card for you.
And here’s the best part! 🍰 You can check out all the amazing discounts you’ll get as an ISIC cardholder right here: ISIC Discounts in the Czech Republic
So, what are you waiting for? Get your ISIC card and start enjoying awesome discounts and student benefits all over the world! 🤩🎉