IYTC – International Youth Travel Card

We want our students to have the most enjoyable experience when visiting the UK to study with UK College of English. Therefore, we have decided to partner with Endsleigh, where we are now able to offer our students an International Student Discount and ID Card, formally known as the ‘International Youth Travel Card’ (IYTC).  

The IYTC card was created to make it easier and less expensive for international students under 31 years of age to travel. By providing official photo proof of your age, the IYTC opens the door to thousands of services, benefits and discounts whilst in the UK and around the globe. 

 

What the IYTC card can do for you? 

– 150,000 special benefits around the world 

– Discounts at restaurants and retail shops 

– Reduced entry prices to museums, cultural and historic sites (including key attractions such as The Shard, Madame Tussauds, Shakespeare’s Globe, The London Dungeon and Harry Potters Warner Brothers Studios) 

– Special rates for bus, coach, train and ferry tickets 

– Reductions at many hotels and hostels 

– Internationally recognised and accepted photo ID – accepted worldwide 

– Access to a worldwide network of specialist youth travel agencies 

– Access to the 24-hour, toll-free Emergency Help Line 

– ISIConnect – the international phone card in your IYTC 

Am I eligible to purchase the IYTC card? 

Any student who is:  

– Enrolled on a course at UK College of English 

– Either 30 years old or under (no minimum age criteria) 

How can I buy the IYTC card and what will I need?  

To purchase the IYTC card, please contact us directly at the school info@ukenglish.org.uk or speak to a member of staff. You’ll need the following ready to provide to complete your application:  

– Proof of identity (Passport, Birth Certificate, an official identity card issued by the official authorities). 

– Passport style head and shoulders photo 

 How much does the IYTC card cost? 

The price of an IYTC card is £15.00 (which also includes the virtual card to use on the ISIC App – Download the ISIC App for Android or IOS here – ISIC on the App Store (apple.com)) 

The IYTC card will be valid for 12 months from the date of issue, even if the cardholder turns 31 during the validity period of the card. Please note IYTC cards are non-refundable and some ISIC/ITIC discounts and benefits may not be included on the IYTC.  

For more information about the IYTC, check out the FAQ’s or contact the team at UK College of English to purchase your card today! 

‘International Youth Travel Card’ (IYTC) FAQ’s for international students.  

The ‘International Youth Travel Card’ (IYTC) is offered by UK College of English and working in association with Endsleigh Insurance and English UK.  

What is the IYTC card for international students? 

The ‘International Youth Travel Card’ (IYTC) is a part of the ‘International Student Identity Card (ISIC) family, which is a globally recognised proof of identification for students studying in English UK accredited language centres, which offers up to 150,000 student discounts and benefits whilst visiting the UK and globally.  

 

What discounts and benefits are included with the IYTC card?  

Discounts and benefits with the IYTC card includes:  

– Internationally recognised and accepted photo ID – accepted worldwide 

– Access to a worldwide network of specialist youth travel agencies 

– Low-cost, flexible airline tickets for international travel 

– 20,000 special benefits around the world 

– Discounts at restaurants and retail shops 

– Reduced entry prices to museums, cultural and historic sites (including key attractions such as The Shard, Madame Tussauds, Shakespeare’s Globe, The London Dungeon and Harry Potters Warner Brothers Studios) 

– Special rates for bus, coach, train and ferry tickets 

– Reductions at many hotels and hostels 

– Access to the 24-hour, toll-free Emergency Help Line 

– ISIConnect – the international phone card in your IYTC 

– Please find a list of all discount and benefits included with the IYTC via the ISIC website (by searching under the IYTC filter – www.myisic.co.uk/discounts/). Please note some ISIC/ITIC discounts and benefits may not be included on the IYTC 

 

How much does the IYTC card cost to purchase? 

The price of an IYTC card is £15.00 (which also includes the virtual card to register and use on the ISIC App – Download the ISIC App for Android or IOS here ISIC on the App Store (apple.com). 

 

How am I able to purchase the IYTC card and do I need to provide any information? 

To purchase the IYTC card, please contact your school and speak to a member of staff. You’ll need the following documentation ready to provide to complete your application:  

– Proof of identity (Passport, Birth Certificate, an official identity card issued by the official authorities). 

– Passport style head and shoulders photo 

The school will take the payment of £15.00 from you following the application and will issue the request for the card to be created on your behalf.  

  

When will I receive my IYTC card after purchase? 

If you have purchased your IYTC card as a part of your course package and provided the relevant documentation to your school, you will be able to collect your IYTC card upon arrival at the school before you start your course.  

If you are already in the UK and have purchased your IYTC card whilst at the school, your IYTC card will be sent for you to collect at the schools reception in 14 days from the date of purchase.  

 

Who is eligible to purchase an IYTC card? 

Any international student who is:  

– Enrolled on a course at an English UK accredited language centre (no minimum study duration)

Either 30 years old or under (no minimum age criteria) 

 

How long will my IYTC card be valid? 

The IYTC card will be valid for 12 months from the date of issue, even if the cardholder turns 31 during the validity period of the card. The IYTC card is non-refundable.  

 

What if I lose my IYTC card, will I still be able use the card virtually via the App? 

Yes, you will still be able to use your IYTC card virtually via the App for all online discounts and benefits using your IYTC student identifier number. If you lose your IYTC card, you can purchase the physical card again by contacting your school.  

 

What is my IYTC student identifier? 

When you receive your IYTC card, you will be able to locate your personal IYTC student ID which is a 14-digit number that begins and ends with a letter (for example S123456789012X). With this number you are able to activate your IYTC student ID in the ISIC App and log in to ISIC website to redeem the online benefits available to you. 

 

How can I use the benefits and discounts I get with IYTC locally and online? 

When you receive your IYTC Card, there are two types of IYTC benefits you will be able to claim: local benefits and online benefits.  

You can find all local discounts from the ISIC app and IYTC’s global website – Once you have identified the benefit you would like to use, you will simply be able to show evidence of the physical card to claim your reward with the chosen supplier.  

The online benefits are visible both on the website and the ISIC App. In order to access online student discounts you can log in with your IYTC card number in the upper right corner of the website or app. 

When logged in, you find the discount code or unique discount link on each benefit page. When using discount codes, copy the code, proceed to partner website and paste the code into the voucher/benefit code area when checking out to get the discount. 

 

Does the digital IYTC card work offline, too? 

If you have activated your digital IYTC card in the ISIC App, you can access your digital card normally also in offline mode. Activating your digital IYTC and browsing the benefits only work in online mode. 

 

When I leave the UK to travel home, can I still use my IYTC card to claim online discounts in other countries? 

The digital IYTC is currently accepted as a valid IYTC student ID in the following countries. Please note some ISIC/ITIC discounts and benefits may not be included on the IYTC in the following countries 

Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Canada
Chile
China
Colombia
Czechia
Denmark
Egypt
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Guatemala
Hong Kong
Iceland
India
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Kenya
Kosovo
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macau
Macedonia
Malta
Mexico
Moldova
Montenegro
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nigeria
Norway
Portugal
Romania
Serbia
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Turkey
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
USA
Venezuela 

 

How do I sign up to the IYTC app once I have received my card? 

Once you have received your IYTC card and personal 14-digit IYTC number, you are able to sign up to ISIC App and activate your digital IYTC student ID. Please: 

– Download the ISIC App forAndroid or iOS and check out the ISIC App sign-up demo; 

– Tap “Sign up” on the app menu 

– Type in your name as you typed it on the order form and your personal IYTC number, and tap “Check” 

– Type in an email address where you can verify your registration and invent a password for future ISIC App login. 

– Read and accept the Terms and Conditions, and tap “Sign up” 

– Click the link on the verification email sent to the address you have given above. 

If I have an additional question about IYTC, who should I ask? 

If you have any additional questions that are not included in this FAQ’s, please raise this with a member of staff from the school. The school will be able to contact Endsleigh and provide you with the answers you will need.