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Don’t forget to register for our upcoming annual Terra Dotta User Conference (TDU) in Louisville, KY and the ISSS Summit to be held in Denver, CO. Network and learn from Terra Dotta software experts and other users in the field.

In response to many requests and suggestions, we are thrilled to announce Terra Dotta Boot Camp. It will take place in Louisville, KY April 25–27 in conjunction with the TDU Conference.

If you are looking for a boost in your knowledge of Terra Dotta software (TDS) or you are trying to begin a career in the field of international education, this 3-day hands-on, immersive workshop is for you. Learn more about this workshop and register today!

Kerry Geffert
Product Evangelist, Terra Dotta

In elementary school, teachers seem to be fond of asking their students what they want to be when they grow up. There is the usual litany of responses: a sports star, a movie star, a doctor, a lawyer, a firefighter, a teacher, etc. I don’t recall ever hearing of a child saying, “I want to be an International Educator.”

I was not any different. Even in college, and as much as study abroad impacted my life, the thought of being an international student advisor or a study abroad advisor never entered my mind. Nor did I begin graduate school with that intent; I was preparing for a career in private secondary education. However, it was during my graduate program in College Student Personnel when I had the opportunity to work with the international student population at Findlay College (now University) that I found my career.

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Andres Sarmiento is a Client Support Specialist that started with Terra Dotta in Spring of 2011. He tracks the support case queue to ensure all incoming cases are assigned to support staff, assists with client questions, and aids clients working to implement a custom layout on their Terra Dotta site.

Andres also teaches Graphic Design at the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez and prior to working at Terra Dotta, he was a Tier 2 support engineer in EDS.

He completed a Bachelors in Graphic Design at the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez.

Outside of work, Andres likes watching movies, watching Sci-fi series, and playing video games. He is a Norse mythology fan as he named his daughter Freya. Andres says his favorite part of working at Terra Dotta is “that there is always something new to learn and I love the friendly environment.”

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 EST

Presenter: Michelle Gammon

Have you developed workarounds to complete daily tasks and daydreamed of quicker options? This webinar will reveal many tools and shortcuts (software and browser-related) that can be useful to all Terra Dotta software users, from beginners to experienced gurus, and provide some relief on your daily workload.


4:00 PM EST

Presenter: Sakiba Dzelil

Terra Dotta has developed a number of free stock reports to help facilitate your office's processes and enhance your site's functionality. In this webinar, we will demonstrate how to generate reports on review comments, application/profile comments, appointments, Open Doors, STEP registrations, program dates, application itineraries, and buddy programs. We'll explain where to begin and show you what the end product looks like: an Excel file containing pre-defined data columns specific to the type of report.


4:00 PM EST


Click here for a list of all of our upcoming webinars.



Register to attend one or
of these online demos:

11:00 am – 11:30 pm EST

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST


  • ACE
    - (Duke-Stanford athletes abroad)
  • American University
    - Agreements
  • Liberty University
  • Longwood University
  • Southern Arkansas University
  • Stevenson University
  • The New School
  • University of St. Thomas
    - ISSS
  • West Virginia University
    - Agreements
  • Yale
    - National University of Singapore
  • George Mason University
  • Marymount University
    - Travel
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of
    Technology - Travel
  • University of Tennessee at Martin


Check out the newest TDCL additions! Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT) has shared some valuable learning content that you can download and deploy to your users in Terra Dotta software. Search for the following under Process Admin > Learning Content > Browse TDCL:

  • Know Before You Go: Travel
    Safety Tips
  • Peru: ASIRT Road Travel Report
  • Tunisia: ASIRT Road Travel

Sprintax has provided a learning content piece to aid your international students with the proper instructions for paying taxes.

  • Tax Obligations for
    International Students

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