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This page will help guide you through the steps of researching, choosing, and applying for the study abroad program that is right for you.

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What is Hornet Passport or HPP

HPP is the on-line application system students use to research and apply for study abroad/away programs. Students will use their K credentials(computer ID and password) to log into the system. If you encounter any difficulties, please email

What to expect on an application:

  • Questionnaires completed and submitted online
  • Material Submissions printed, completed in INK, and submitted to the CIP
  • Electronic Signature Documents submitted online
  • Learning Content read
  • Upload your valid passport (the photo and signed signature page of your passport) to Hornet Passport. Apply for or renew your passport early!
  • Confidential recommendation forms or letters of recommendation completed by faculty members and returned according to the instructions on the Application Checklist for your program. Make sure you give faculty members at least one week to complete your recommendations and submit them to the CIP by the application deadline.
  • If you are applying to a K Partner Program, you must pick up from the CIP and complete and submit to the CIP any supplemental application materials.
  • Where appropriate, the CIP may also require applicants to participate in a personal selection interview.

Do not wait until the last minute to start the application process or turn in your application materials! Please DOUBLE-CHECK your application submissions carefully to ensure that ALL of the required items are complete and submit them TOGETHER AND AT THE SAME TIME before or by the application due date.

Getting Started

  • Starting with the study abroad approved program list, review requirements for each program.
    • Programs Focus
    • Program Information
    • Application Information
    • Credit Transfer
    • Budget Information
  • Using the search feature in Hornet Passport, simply choose a program, click the link and view the program’s brochure page.  This in-depth page provides an overview, fact sheet and program description.
  • After you have researched and narrowed your choices down, schedule an appointment with a CIP Peer Advisor to discuss the details about your desired program.
  • Click the button to start your application. Apply Now Button
  • Bookmark HPP
  • View the application video for more detailed information


The Top 10 Application Tips!

  1. Completely read all application instructions
  2. Follow all application instructions
  3. Complete your material submissions in black ink. Many of these are legal documents.
  4. Submit all your material submissions at the same time
  5. Make sure name and student ID number are on all material submissions
  6. Make sure your program name is on  material submissions
  7. Write clearly and legibly
  8. Submit clean copies of materials
  9. Refer to your program-specific application check sheet
  10. Ask for help before you submit your application.

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Summer Off-Campus Study 

Students must turn in (to the CIP) a signed copy of EACH of the following documents for review PRIOR to engaging in summer off-campus international study. If summer off-campus study will be domestic, see the Registrar for forms.

General Release for Summer Off-Campus Study

Summer Off-Campus Study Form


Petition Program

To petition for a program not listed on the study abroad approved programs list click the link, download and read the requirements. After you have read all the requirements contact the CIP to schedule an appointment with Executive Director, Dr. Wiedenhoeft, at

Petition Program Requirements