Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

International student ID aims for a greater purpose

Monday, April 5, 2010

The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) issued to students in Taiwan has now become a multi-purpose card, according to a Taiwan news report.

Previously used by traveling students to obtain cheaper flights, the card can now be used as a student ID, an Easy Card for public transportation and an I-cash card, for making small purchases.

So far five schools in Taiwan have signed on to use the ISIC and more are planning to join, says the director of the Kang Wen Culture and Education Foundation.

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