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ISE Cards India Limited
Unit No. - Office 512,
Parsvnath Planet, TCG - 8/8 & 9/9 Vibhuti Khand,
Gomti Nagar, Lucknow-226010
Telelphone: +91-522-2303664, 2303663,
Facsimile: +91-522-2397710 ; ;


ISE Cards, Inc. Head Office
Franz Jost, President
11043 N. Saint Andrew's Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85254, USA
Phone: 480-951-1177/ 1-800-255-8000
Fax: 480-951-1216

ISE History

International Student Exchange Cards (ISE Cards), Inc. traces it's founding back to 1958 at the University of Illinois, USA. The idea was to help students by enabling them to afford traveling by utilizing the International Discounts offered by ISE. The company was formally incorporated in 1987 in the State of Illinois, USA. The United States Patent and Trademark Office granted Patent number: 1,564,435 on November 7, 1989. The ISE Card is the only student identification card to attain this accreditation and protection. Initially, ISE Cards were issued only to American students traveling overseas. By the late 1980's ISE Cards were also issued in Asia, followed by South and Central America, the Middle East, Europe, Canada, Australia and South Africa. Today, the ISE Card is sold in over 50 countries around the world. The ISE Cards Inc. USA has joint-venture with ISE Cards India Limited as GSA for whole Asia, ISE Cards India Limited is incorporated in 2001 under Company of Law, Govt of India, as public limited company.

Prof. Dr. Mohammed Seraj ANSARI
Managing Director-ISE Cards India Limited, Lucknow, India.
With more than 12 years experience of leading consumer-based own many companies in an entrepreneurial ship role; Prof.Dr. Mohammed Seraj ANSARI oversees the day-to-day operations of deferent departments in his own many companies and organizations. Prior to ISE Cards India Limited Prof.Dr. ANSARI founded and served as CEO of The Meraj Distributors, the North India's largest computer peripherals company. Prof.Dr. ANSARI is serving as Secretary General-International Non-Olympic Committee-INOC, National President-Floorball Federation of India and good relation with world sports leaders and also with governments, public institutions and corporations, and private individuals on a worldwide basis, Prof.Dr. ANSARI also serving as Chairman-Indian Textiles & Handicrafts Exports Promotion Organizations, and under his leadership, the company/organizations made the several achievements in the country as well as International level. Prof.Dr. ANSARI has had a distinguished career at Lucknow, an international business firm that has good infrastructure an extensive global network in all over the world. Prof.Dr. ANSARI maintains a wide-ranging personal network of contacts and is very well informed about current trends in globalization and major issues on Business Industry as well as Student/Faculty & Youth Interests. Prof.Dr. ANSARI has gained an understanding of the mission, projects and potential of the International Student Exchange Cards India Limited in his role as Managing Director of the ISE Cards India Limited can become India’s biggest business company since coming five year. Prof.Dr. ANSARI has been awarded many National & International Awards “Prakrati Ratna Award-2004”, “Acharya Vishnugupt “Charakkaya” Manavadhikar Award-2006”, “International Who's Who of Professional Award-2007-2008” by the International Who’s Who Historical Society, USA.

Introduction to the ISE Card

What is it?
The International Student Exchange Identity Card (ISE Card) is a member's passport to savings. By presenting the ISE Card everywhere, cardholder's will be eligible for a variety of discounts ranging from 5%-50% off on hostels, hotels, restaurants, adventure tours, discos, museums, castles, and other exciting attractions all over the world.

How does it work?
ISE Cardholders present their card wherever they go to see if they are eligible for a discount. Once they know where they will be traveling, cardholders may simply go to our website: and visit the "Worldwide Discount List” which provides information about the locations offering discounts specifically for THEM. While there, they will find photos and descriptions of many of the locations, which will better enable them to plan their trip. Some of our discount locations prefer that a special "code” be mentioned in addition to presenting the ISE Card as proof of Student, Faculty or Youth status. All codes are listed with the discounts offered on the ISE website. For these discounts, we recommend that cardholders make reservations in advance through the contact phone numbers or web addresses provided on our website.

In addition, the ISE Card is recognized as an International Student ID, so even those places not listed on our website will often honor the ISE card for their existing discounted rates. Therefore we encourage everyone to: Always remember to present the ISE Card.

Who is eligible to receive an ISE Card?
There are three types of ISE Cards available, the Student version, the Faculty/Teacher version and the Youth version.

Students must either currently attend school, have attended school within the past 12 months, or have been accepted to a school to commence studies within 6 months. Faculty/teacher members must be a full-time teacher. Youths must be between the age of 12 and 26 and may or may not be enrolled in school.

ISE Card Discounts

Where are the discounts?
ISE Cards enable students, faculty/teacher members, and youths to obtain discounts all over the world. Whether it's a trek in Nepal, an excursion through the Rainforests of Argentina, a visit to the Tower of London, or a Sound and Light show at the Pyramids in Egypt, the ISE Card is their ticket to savings! All ISE Discounts may be found at the following link: click here

Below is a list of some of the countries where cardholders can present their ISE Card for discounts:

In addition to historical castles, ISE Cardholders in Europe will be eligible for discounts in quaint Italian Bed & Breakfasts, wine museums in France, as well as popular nightclubs and restaurants. Youth Cardholders will also receive a special discounted rate on the Eurostar rail pass connecting the UK with Continental Europe as well as the Hoverspeed ships that can transport cardholders over the same route in only one hour!

United States
Cardholders can enjoy discounts at a variety of top attractions throughout the US, as well as on various modes of transportation and restaurants. They will definitely be able to benefit from having the ISE Card in this country, as ISE Cards is the oldest and one of the largest student discount operations in the USA.

For those in the mood to experience some of Mexico's most beautiful beach destinations.

ISE Cardholders can experience the true culture of Argentina by taking some Tango classes, eating at a typical Argentinean restaurant, or for those in the mood for adventure, taking advantage of the many Treks through the jungle-some of which venture to the famous Iguacu Falls!

The ISE Discounts in Korea are wonderful for those looking for a good place to eat. Some of the restaurants that offer discounts here are known all over the world!

This is one of the top trekking destinations in the world! Cardholders can enjoy a discounted trekking excursion with their ISE Card.

Discounted ISE adventures involving camping, skiing, rafting, biking, sailing, or golfing (to name a few).

Another great adventure destination, ISE Cardholders can take a tour to the outback and/or ride a Camel during a desert trek. The ISE Card enables them to enjoy numerous discounts on those tours and excursions that will make their vacation truly memorable.

For those wanting to see a different part of the world, this is a country not to be missed.

Singapore and Southeast Asia
This part of the world is known for its beautiful wooden handicrafts and pristine waters-ideal for Scuba diving.

ISE Cards are accepted by all major sites and attractions in Egypt including the Pyramids, Karnak, the Valley of the Kings, Philae, Abu Simbel, and Saqara-to name a few! In addition, all of these historical sites, which are maintained by the Ministry of Antiquities, offer a 50% discount so cardholder's can save a significant amount while traveling in this exotic and interesting country.

Popular ISE Discounts

Eurostar Rail Pass Under the English Channel
Discounted rate for ISE Youth Cardholders on the popular Eurostar train pass connecting continental Europe with the UK. Discounted rates vary depending on points of travel and may be found at: click here

All Major attractions in Egypt
Discount at all locations maintained by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture and the Supreme Council of Antiquities: 50% off on all major sites in Egypt including, but not limited to, the Pyramids, Luxor, Karnak, The Valley of the Kings, The Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Philae, Abu Simbel, The Egyptian railroad, King Tut's tomb and much more

Schönbrunn Palace in Austria
ISE Cardholders receive 12% off on the Grand Tour of Schönbrunn Palace and 10% off of the Imperial Tour.

Tower of London in England
30% discount on the entrance fee for ISE Student Cardholders

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Spain
50% off for ISE Cardholders on entrance to the museum

Kensington Palace in England
10% off on gifts and souvenirs of £5 or more (not including books)

Arc de Triomphe in France
Discounted rate on the entrance fee for ISE Youth Cardholders

Sydney Aquarium in Australia
25% off for ISE Cardholders

Tango Show at el Viejo Almacen in Argentina
ISE Cardholders can enjoy 20% off of this traditional Tango show

Nepal Trekking with Ramdung Treks and Expeditions
25% off of trekking excursions for ISE Cardholders

Spring Tide Whale-Watchng Tours in Canada
25% off of this tour for ISE Cardholders in Victoria, British Columbia

Great Southern Railway in Australia
50% discount for ISE Cardholders on trains connecting Sydney and Perth as well as trains from Melbourne to Alice Springs. These trains will eventually have continuing service Darwin in the north.

Universal Studios Hollywood in the USA
10% off regular admission tickets for groups of 6 or more or $3 off admission for individuals

ISE Benefits

ISE Medical Assistance
One of the added benefits to being an ISE Cardholder is the automatic medical coverage they will receive through Worldwide Assistance. In cases of emergency, ISE cardholders are eligible to receive up to $2,000 basic medical coverage, and up to $5,000 evacuation coverage. Detailed information about the type of coverage available may be found at: click here

Bankruptcy Protection
Cardholders will also receive up to $2,000 in bankruptcy protection, which covers any airline tickets issued to cardholders that are no longer honored by the airlines. This is a huge advantage while traveling and is a nice supplement to insurance packages that students may already have. Additional information about the Bankruptcy protection offered by ISE maybe be found at: click here

Worldwide Assistance
The ISE Card provides its members with important protection while abroad. Each ISE cardholder has access to a 24-hour toll free emergency phone number that may be called from anywhere in the world. Whether they need assistance with lost passports, sending cash abroad, arranging travel documents or legal issues, a hotline representative is always available to assist them. Since Worldwide Assistance representatives are able to converse in 24 different languages, even those whose native language is not English will be able to communicate and receive the assistance they need. ISE Cardholders with the medical and bankruptcy protection features will use this hotline to receive those benefits.

Unsurpassed Guarantee
The ISE Card guarantees that all of the discounts and benefits listed on it's website or printed in it's Handbooks will in fact be granted to the ISE Cardholder by the establishments listed. Further, the ISE Card discounts are guaranteed to be equal to or better than the discounts offered to holders of other cards. ISE Cards would reimburse the cardholder double the amount of the difference and extend the validity of the cardholders ISE Card by one year, free of charge. The ISE Card is the ONLY international identification card to guarantee it's discount benefits.

One of the major advantages of ISE Cards is that they are valid for ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE. Therefore, no matter when an ISE Card is purchased, cardholders will be able to benefit from enjoying discounts for one full year.

Student Airfares
The ISE Card qualifies you for special airfares worldwide. Airline tickets for ISE Cardholders are available from ISE Card issuing organizations around the world. For more information about where cardholder's can obtain these special rates, please visit: click here

Worldwide Distribution
ISE Cards are available at over 50 countries around the world. In order to support our issuing offices, we have listed them on our website under "Where to Purchase” at the following link: click here

In this way, those who wish to purchase an ISE Card can look for the location closest to them.

ISE Affiliations

ISE Associations and Memberships
ISE Cards has maintained memberships with a variety of organizations dedicated to assisting students. One of these is The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), which is dedicated to providing education professionals in alumni relations, communications, and development with essential tools to advance their institution. Under this program, ISE Cards matches dollar for dollar the voluntary contributions made by ISE Student Cardholders to the school of their choice. ISE is also dedicated to increasing student awareness about the world and the plights of those living in situations less fortunate than our own. That is why ISE supports UNICEF, which is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, and to expand their opportunities so they can reach their full potential. For every dollar that is contributed by our cardholders, ISE Cards contributes two dollars more (see: click here for more details about our program with UNICEF)

The Student Youth Travel Association (SYTA), and the Travel Industry Association of America (TIA) are also organizations of which ISE Cards is a member. Both of these associations promote and facilitate travel for students by making it easier for them to afford visiting different areas of the world. In addition, ISE Cards is a member of The Association of International Educators (NAFSA), which promotes the exchange of students and scholars to and from the United States. The Association sets and upholds standards of good practice and provides professional education and training that strengthen institutional programs and services related to international educational exchange. ISE shares the belief that international educational exchange advances learning and scholarship, builds respect among different peoples, and encourages constructive leadership in a global community.

For additional information about each of these organizations, please visit: click here

Additional Information

ISE Letters of Reference
ISE Cards, Inc. is proud of the relationship it has maintained with companies and establishments Institutions-(Unicef, University of California, Columbia College of South Carolina, Steve C. Fuchs, The University of Tennessee Knoxville, University of South Carolina, International Universities, Franciscan University of Steubenville, The American University of Paris), Organizations-(Center for International Cultural Studies and Education, Magellan Guides, Thai Youth Community Foundation), Government-(Embassy of the United States of America, Franciscan University of Steubenville, House of Representatives, U.S. Commrecial Service,) and Corporate-(Citicorp, Student Flights, Reyes Tours) it's worked with over the years. A few of the letters we have received are listed at the following site: click here

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