The University of Minnesota–Twin Cities is located in one of the most progressive Hmong communities in the nation. Students in the Hmong program are able to utilize many opportunities from the Hmong community, as well as attend numerous Hmong events hosted throughout the year. Students are able to apply the knowledge they learned from these events to extra credit work as well as final presentations and papers.

Study Abroad

Study Hmong language and culture in the lush mountainous region of Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai in May 2024! The course will focus on the study of Hmong language and culture in its trans-historical context of Thailand. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the intricate differences within the Hmong linguistic and cultural diaspora through a comparative approach. Participants will examine the complexity of Hmong dialects and regional cultural shifts.


The Hmong Studies Program Fund supports the Hmong Studies Program and may be used for study abroad program participation support, awards, activities, and other general program needs