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Students: Here’s How To Get A Card That Unlocks Thousands Of Discounts

When we’re planning an overseas trip, we spend a lot of time mapping out flights, accommodation and daily food budgets. But when it comes down to it, a successful trip abroad often involves many more expenses than we initially thought.

But it’s not all bad news: if you’re looking for a way to save your precious dollars the next time the travel bug beckons, we might have the answer. Have you heard about ISIC?

ISIC stands for International Student Identity Cards, and they’re the only globally recognised student identification card on the market. ISIC have helped millions of young travellers find discounted adventures all over the world through their global network of partners. Having one of these cards gives you access to upwards of 42,000 discounts across 130 countries around the world.

Curious? Well let this handy video explain it to you.

Normally an ISIC card will cost you $30, but Westpac have partnered with ISIC to provide you with access to these global discounts at no extra cost. By signing up for a Choice account, you’ll receive a complimentary co-branded ISIC Card and unlock thousands of ISIC-affiliated discounts.

Already have an ISIC card? Existing ISIC members will receive a $30 STA Travel Voucher after opening a new Westpac Choice account. To be eligible, new account holders must be either full-time students (ISIC Card) or under 31 years (ISIC Youth Card).

Now let’s get down to the nitty gritty – those glorious discounts. How does up to 40% off international airfares at STA Travel sound? You’ll also get 5% off STA Travel Insurance, a free ISIConnect travel sim card and discounts on attractions globally. In Australia, you can get up to 20% off 2500 restaurants and takeaway joints, movie tickets from $11.50 and 5% off groceries, fuel, liquor, plus discounts on regional train travel.

Westpac and ISIC are also offering exclusive offers to new members, including an additional 11% off hotels booked with STA, another 20% off long haul flights booked with STA and an additional $100 off any tour over $1000 booked with STA. Talk about added benefits!

What are you waiting for? Open a Westpac Choice account today and make the most of the discounts being a student gets you.