The ISIC (International Student Identity Card) is the only internationally recognized proof of full-time student status, and is a student travel discount card in 120 countries worldwide, including Canada.
The ISIC is also your health and dental benefits claim card! If you are covered by the Students' Union Health and Dental Benefits Plan, you can use it when at the dentist, pharmacy, or other service providers covered by the plan.
The ISIC is issued free of charge to all full-time members of the Canadian Federation of Students and costs $20 for non-members.
As Federation members, Vancouver Island University students can get a free ISIC by bringing one piece of government photo ID and their VIU student card to the Students' Union office.
The ISIC cards take 1-5 days to process.