Over the past nine months, Terra Dotta has worked with several colleges and universities to implement their TDS purchase with a One Week Workshop. The process aims to build all the necessary functionality to go live with TDS. After five days of meetings with a Terra Dotta Project Specialist, who acts as a guide through the implementation process, universities should be trained in the software building process and in a position to launch. Educational Programmes Abroad recently completed one of these launches with the assistance of Terra Dotta Project Specialist, Mark Landon. Lisa Frauens, U.S. Program Director at EPA, said that "it was great working with Mark to set up our Terra Dotta site…he explained different aspects of the software and then we shared assignments to complete before our next meeting. Mark was always receptive to answering any questions that I had, and he helped me figure out ways to handle situations specific to our organization." When asked about assisting clients during their One Week launches, Mark said that "one thing I've learned is that no two One-Week Workshops are alike. Each office has different needs and different ideas." Universities working with Terra Dotta to complete their own One Week Workshop should expect to dedicate thirty hours of time to the process during that week. Currently, these One Week Workshops are only available to non-integrated, SaaS, clients. More information on the One Week Workshop is available here.
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As faculty and staff promoting study abroad participation, we regularly deal with the question of which programs are safe and which are not. When making a decision from an institutional standpoint, it is critical to use a variety of information resources to best inform ourselves.

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Susan Jordan began working for Terra Dotta in July of 2008 as a Client Support Specialist. She provides support through the Terra Dotta case system and trains clients both online and on-site. She received Bachelor's Degrees from Wilson College in both French and German and completed an MA in French Language and Linguistics at George Mason University. Before joining Terra Dotta, Susan taught French and German in Fairfax County, VA and worked for 10 years as an advisor and associate director for study abroad at the University of Richmond. When she is not helping clients, Susan enjoys spending time with her four grandchildren and watching them participate in numerous activities like soccer, wrestling, or Legos. She has also always wanted to, "rent a car and drive around Scotland on the left hand side of the road…
and live to tell about it."

Frustrated by e-learning modules like Blackboard? This webinar, presented by Case Western Reserve University, takes a look at how TDS can be used to deploy and track the completion of pre-departure materials online. Click the link below for more.

4:00 pm EDT

Are you a StudioAbroad program provider? Are you looking to become one? This webinar focuses on three areas of interest for program providers including new features available after the recent software upgrade, what a school sees when subscribing and installing your program updates, and the basics of using the Directory. Click below for more.

4:00 pm EDT

Tired of raiding a forest in order to collect all the paperwork needed for your study abroad programs? In this presentation, St. Mary's College of Maryland will demonstrate how you can reduce your reliance on traditional paper forms and maximize the use of recommendations, questionnaires, and signature documents within Terra Dotta's software to save both time and money. Unique uses of these tools will be discussed to aid your office in becoming a well-oiled paperless machine.

11:00 am EDT

Register to attend one or
of these online demos:

11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT

AUG. 20 — ESL
11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT

11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT

SEP. 10 — ISSS
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT

SEP. 24 — ESL
11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT

Have you upgraded to V12 yet?

In V12 you can take advantage
of these new features:
  • Terra Dotta Mobile
  • One-Step Registration
  • Map Locator Search
  • Proxy Registration
  • Editable Questionnaires

With TDS you can easily change the text on your site? Once you've logged in as an Admin, simply visit "Maintenance > Text Interface" and type in the Keywords or Identifier you wish to change. Reference the KnowledgeBase article titled "HELP: Text Interface Customization" for more information.

After you have completed the search, the software will return you a list of editable results.
  • American-Scandinavian
  • Champlain College
  • Furman University
  • Lessons from Abroad
  • Northern Michigan University
  • University of Mississippi
  • Duquesne University
  • Rhodes College - International
  • Richard Stockton College of
    New Jersey
  • University of Georgia
    - Costa Rica
  • The University of Western
  • Virginia Military Institute
  • Western Kentucky University
  • American University of Beirut
  • The Asia Institute
  • Florida State University
    International Programs
  • George Mason University
    Center for Global Education
Terra Dotta is hiring a new Software Engineer. Click here for more information on the position including job functions and requirements and to apply.

To our Advisory Board who made the recent board meeting in Denver such a success.