Portland, OR and London, U.K. — September 23, 2021 — The ISIC Association, the organization behind the International Student Identity Card (ISIC), and SheerID, the identity marketing platform used by hundreds of leading brands around the world, today announced a global partnership that expands the real-time online verification process for over 150,000 student discounts and offers in more than 100 countries and territories.
The partnership allows ISIC cardholders to access a wider range of online services and products from some of the world’s largest and most recognized brands. Students are able to apply for and obtain an International Student Identity card (ISIC) issued by the ISIC Association (a non-profit organization) that provides significant discounts on domestic and international travel, food, retail and across multiple other categories. . There are 107 countries that issue and recognize these cards.
“Every year, millions of students around the world use their ISIC to prove their official student status and access thousands of student discounts, offers, and services worldwide,” said Matthew East, Member of The ISIC Association Board. “Our mission is to make student life better, and so by working closely with the team at SheerID, we will be able to extend our existing local and national partner networks to include much larger global brands with whom SheerID has developed relationships.”
SheerID’s online verification platform ensures that only eligible individuals can redeem rewards for personalized offers to specific communities or professions. Verifying enrollment instantly takes just a few minutes, and once completed, students can access exclusive deals and discounts from hundreds of brands.
“This partnership allows students to have greater access to a wide range of products and services from some of the largest and most well-known brands in the world that are SheerID clients,” said Jake Weatherly, Chief Executive Officer of SheerID. “We understand the value of the college market to ISIC, and we’re happy to work with them to help students, as we continually improve our student verification techniques globally. We are a proud champion of privacy-friendly, first-party data-driven personalization.”
“This is great news for students worldwide, who often struggle to prove their student status online,” said Ulf Banser, ISIC Board Member. “SheerID’s expertise and technology will help ISIC to implement a seamless verification process.”
Established in 1953, the ISIC is the only globally accepted proof of full-time student status and has supported 10’s of millions of students worldwide since its inception. In addition to proof of identity, ISIC provides access to more than 150,000 benefits, discounts, and services, helping make student life more affordable and encouraging students to maximize their student experience. ISIC is the accepted student Identity card in thousands of Universities, Colleges, and schools all over the world.
About International Student Identity Card (ISIC) Association
The ISIC Association is the non-profit organisation behind the International Student Identity Card (ISIC). First established in 1953, the ISIC is issued in more than 100 countries and is available to all bonafide students over the age of 12, regardless of their nationality, race, gender or religion. The ISIC card is the only internationally accepted proof of student status, providing access worldwide to over 150,000 products, services or experiences. The ISIC card has been endorsed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) since 1968. The card is recognised by universities, academic institutions, student unions, national governments, financial institutions and ministries of education around the world.
SheerID is the leader in identity marketing. With SheerID, brands identify and acquire consumer communities — such as the military, students, teachers, and more — with personalized offers, gated by instant verification from the largest set of authoritative data worldwide. SheerID verifies over 2.5 billion people via 9,000 authoritative data sources; provides global insights from over 200 of the world’s leading brands, and never shares or sells customer data. As a result, the world’s biggest brands — including Amazon, Home Depot, Spotify, and T-Mobile — rely on SheerID as their identity marketing partner. Founded in 2011, SheerID is backed by Arnold Venture Group, Brighton Park Capital, Centana Growth Partners, CVC Growth Partners, and Voyager Capital.