The ISIC Association is a non – profit organization based in Amsterdam and responsible for ISIC: International Student Identity Card.
The ISIC card is the only internationally accepted proof of bona fide student status. First established in 1953 and now is issued in over 130 countries. The ISIC card is not exclusive , it is for ALL full-time students over 12 years old.
The ISIC provides students with privileges and discounts offered worldwide during their student life both within their country and in other countries when traveling.
Through the wide range of opportunities and privileges that are available to ISIC holders, the ISIC Association promotes the world culture, encourages cultural exchange and international understanding. For this reason, since 1968 the ISIC is under the auspices of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and maintain close cooperation.
The ISIC is managed and directed by the head ISIC Global Office B.V in the Netherlands which appoints representatives in each country responsible for the sale, distribution and promotion, as well as for the development of discounts and benefits locally.
The ISIC Association provides the opportunity to those who are not students but young people from 12-30 years old to acquire the IYTC: International Youth Travel Card.
Also provides to professors / teachers and academics the ITIC: International Teacher Identity Card
ISIC GREECE – THE STUDENT WORLD
Effective February 1, 2016, the Travel Agency DIMOPOULOS – NARLIAN SA (Himalaya Travel), is the exclusive representative for Greece. It was established in 1984 and has operated successfully for more than 30 years in providing complete travel services and products: “Air and Boat tickets / Hotels worldwide / Car Rentals / Organization of Conferences and Corporate meetings / Incentives”. Especially important for the Himalaya Travel is the specialization in travel services for Students and Youth. It was a representative in Greece for international student organizations abroad (KILROY, ISSTA, CTS, STA) and an authorized ISIC issuing office for the last 20 years. Himalaya Travel has undertaken the ISIC in Greece aiming students – holders to use it on a daily basis for the duration of their studies and enjoy unique services, privileges and discounts. Guarantees for Himalaya Travel SA are:
- Professionalism, consistency and specificity of Himalaya Travel Team
- Partnership with the International team in over 130 countries (www.isic.org)
- 30 years of experience
All services are certified by the international quality system ISO 9001:2008