University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

Academic Counseling
and Support

Major Exploration Coaching for International Students

The Center for Academic Planning and Exploration (CAPE) hired a CAPE Coach who specializes in working with international students: Aya Maruyama! She can meet with undergraduate international students for one-on-one coaching or Major Exploration Walk-Ins in the ISSS or CAPE offices. Aya understands the unique needs of international students and their visa regulations, so meeting with her is perfect for undergraduate international students who are:

  • Trying to select a major.
  • Not happy with their current major.
  • Needing a back-up plan because they are considering a competitive major.

One-on-One Coaching

Average Meeting Length: One hour
Meeting Location:
ISSS or CAPE office (511 Robert H. Bruininks Hall)
To Sign Up:
Call CAPE at 612-624-3076 or email
Learn more about one-on-one coaching on the CAPE website

Major Exploration Walk-Ins

Average Meeting Length: 15-20 Minutes
Meeting Location: ISSS
1:30-4:00 p.m. on Fridays (NOTE: Major Walk-ins may be canceled if the CAPE adviser is unavailable, visit the Walk-In Hours page to confirm if sessions are occurring)
To Sign Up:
Visit the ISSS office during Friday Walk-Ins