The Hmong Diaspora Studies Certificate Program provides undergraduate students with multidisciplinary perspectives on and knowledge of Hmong history, culture and contemporary life. Without a nation state of their own, Hmong people live as minorities throughout the world. Outside the U.S., the majority of the Hmong world population is located in southern China; areas of settlement also included other parts of Asia, Europe, Oceania, and North and South America. The life experiences of Hmong people differ significantly depending on the social, cultural, economic, and political conditions of specific locations. Consistent with UWM's commitment to preparing students to become well-informed global citizens, the Hmong Diaspora Studies Program enables students to compare and contrast the experiences of people of Hmong ethnicity throughout the world.