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There are myriad components associated with searching for and buying an enterprise software solution for your office. This document is meant to guide you through the process of deciding what, if any, software solution might be best for your business needs and what to do once you have decided which software solution to purchase.

Gary Rhodes, Ph.D.,
Associate Dean, International Education & Senior International Officer
California State University at Dominguez Hills &
Director, Center for Global Education

At the start of International Education Week 2015, the Institute of International Education released their Open Doors report, including the numbers of international students in the U.S. and U.S. students studying abroad. There were significant increases in both directions of student mobility this year.

Highlights included the number of international students in the U.S. almost reached 1 million (974,926 in 2014/15) and after remaining flat for many years, the number of study abroad students increased by about 5 per cent to 304,467 (2013/14). The economic impact of international students to the US economy also increased to 30.5 billion dollars.

To get a snapshot of the study abroad and international student data, visit the 2015 IIE Open Doors Fast Facts.

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Christina Meredith is a Client Support Specialist that started with Terra Dotta in March of 2015. She has meetings with clients to discuss how features work, best practices, and projects they want a Terra Dotta administrator to complete for them. Christina works on client projects, checks in with clients to see what items they need help on, and assists the rest of Terra Dotta Professional Services and support whenever possible.

Prior to working at Terra Dotta, Christina served 8 years as a Director of Operations for a small third party provider.

Christina completed a double major at the University of Iowa in French & International Studies with International Business & Entrepreneurship certificates.

Outside of work, she spends most of her downtime with her husband, their 22 month old daughter and 2 dogs. Christina is also into health & fitness, reading and traveling. She can't wait to visit some of the best diving spots in the world, including Australia and Thailand! That, along with a Disney cruise, is the perfect holiday for her! Christina says her favorite part of working at Terra Dotta is “the atmosphere: we get along great and everyone's so willing to help each other whenever possible”

Presenter: Christina Meredith

Learn how to utilize some basic configurations that control site-wide processes. This webinar will take you through the System Settings section of TDS and show you how they can be configured to best meet the needs at your office.


4:00 PM EDT

Presenter: Chelsey Harwood

This session will explain how to configure the Course Equivalency Request functionality in TDS. We will review the settings for the CER functionality, how to build a course database, and how this feature is used by applicants and administrators.


4:00 PM EDT

Presenter: Diedre Van Zandt

Do you have trouble keeping up with paper scholarship applications? Well, stop collecting hard copies and start using TDS! During this webinar will we discuss how to create and manage scholarship applications.


4:00 PM EDT

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