The TDU 2014 Early Bird Deadline is quickly approaching. If you want to pay the reduced conference rate, you must register by January 15th.
We expect this year's conference to be our biggest and best yet.

Below are two sessions scheduled for this year's event.

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The George Washington University - Andrew Fromknecht & Shawn Lenker
The objective of the presentation is to provide examples and templates for existing Risk Management users and SuperUsers to capture and register an increasing number and range of international travelers in Terra Dotta Software. In particular, we will explore methods for registering travelers from outside of the “traditional” study abroad channels.

SUNY New Paltz - Christian Speedling, Cindy Cullen, Kathleen Bauman Geher
So you’ve set up Studio Abroad for your outbound study abroad and exchange students and you love it and can’t picture ever going back to your old processes and systems. Are your colleagues working with inbound international students jealous? Or are you working with both sets of students and wish you could implement and use the Studio Abroad software for your inbound students as well? If the answer is yes, then this session is for you.

Make sure to register today.
International students coming to the U.S. impact or can impact the internationalization that takes place on our campuses. On many U.S. campuses, a large percentage of U.S. students don't get the opportunity to study abroad. If U.S. students don’t study abroad, what other opportunities are there for international learning on campus? Some institutions require a minimum language requirement, others have a General Education requirement that focuses on issues that are global, international, and intercultural. There are also majors and minors with an international focus (international business, international relations, international education, etc.).

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Brandon Lee, CEO and co-founder of Terra Dotta, has always been passionate about study abroad.  From visiting an uncle in the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic as a child, to spending his senior year of high school studying in France, to leading a study abroad program while a graduate student, he has seen firsthand how immersion in another culture changes lives.

And that passion for study abroad is the real reason that Brandon founded Terra Dotta with current CTO Garrett Christian. The two met as graduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where Brandon studied after holding numerous sales and management positions.  He ultimately earned an M.A. in Romance Languages, teaching French and Communications along the way.  While at Chapel Hill, the two co-founders saw a chance to develop software for the University’s study abroad office—and they never looked back.

While Brandon is thrilled to meet Terra Dotta’s clients’ needs, he knows that it’s the students who ultimately benefit.  He explains that “anything we can do to broaden student experiences, while also working to keep them safe, makes me smile at the end of the day.”

At Terra Dotta, Brandon works with the division directors and strategizes about the future of the company’s software and services.  He is a common sight at national and international conferences, where you’re equally likely to find him behind the podium discussing trends in the field as behind the karaoke microphone.  When not leading Terra Dotta, Brandon enjoys reading, golfing, playing with his three children, and spending time with his wife, Jennifer Heller, who is an Associate Professor of English at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC.

Presenter: Jon Dillow Terra Dotta
This session is appropriate for any experience level and is targeted at those interested in learning more about how profiles can be configured on your site. In this session we will walk through the configuration options as well as demonstrate the applicant and admin experience.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Presenter: Sally Molyneaux, Terra Dotta
This webinar will provide you with a timeline and checklist of things to inspect on a routine basis to ensure your software is running in top form and as you intend. We will demonstrate how to review key functionalities in the software and what to do if you spot something awry. Attendees will receive a Checklist of items to inspect once a week, once a month, every six months and once a year. This webinar will be useful for anyone who works in the software at any level. Both new and experienced users of the software will benefit from this webinar.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

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to see a list of all of our support webinars.

Register to attend one or
of these online demos:

11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

JAN. 21 — ISSS
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST

JAN. 28 — ESL
11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST

11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST

FEB. 18 — ESL
11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST

A New User Workshop will be held on Monday afternoon, April 14 followed by a welcome reception Monday evening.
Two full days of sessions will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday and end at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon.
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  • Alliance for Global Education
  • Institute for Field Research
  • New Jersey City University
  • University of Central Florida

  • Knox College
  • The University of Adelaide
  • University of Texas
    - San Antonio
  • University of Wisconsin
    - La Crosse
This year NAFSA is hosting a pre-conference workshop in conjunction with URMIA entitled “Developing Your International Risk Management Action Plan.” The workshop is sponsored by Terra Dotta and focuses on how integrating study abroad and risk management techniques helps optimize both offices.

MON., MAY 26 - TUE., MAY 27