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PCI DSS v3.0 is the latest data security standard published by the Payment Card Industry for service providers and others who interact with online payment processes. Following an exhaustive audit of our hosting services at our U.S. data center in Louisville, KY, we are pleased to announce that on February 24, 2015, Terra Dotta received its first PCI certification. To help provide an overview and explain the significance of PCI compliance, we spoke with Garrett Christian, Terra Dotta co-founder and Chief Technology Officer.

Read the short interview here.

For more information about TDS or to request additional information or documentation, please contact us.

Gary Rhodes, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Global Education at UCLA

The study abroad field continues to move forward and grow. However, when you look at the data, the U.S. study abroad field is expanding, in terms of student enrollments (total numbers and percentages) much slower than U.S. colleges and universities are in terms of the growth in enrollment of international students. Many say that the differences are based primarily on the ways that U.S. colleges and universities focus on the need for international students to pay the full cost of education in public universities or have a lower discount rate (get less scholarships and grants than U.S. students) in private colleges and universities.

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Antonio began working for Terra Dotta as a Systems Integration Specialist in April of 2014. He spends his days configuring client authentication mechanisms, resolving client authentication issues, analyzing server and application log data for problem resolutions, and coding utilities to help Terra Dotta work more efficiently.

Prior to joining Terra Dotta, Antonio completed a BS in Computer Science at N.C. State University, after which he worked as an Engineer for Nortel/BNR prior to transitioning into independent consulting. He has spent the last 10 years working as a Coldfusion Engineer at various small and large companies.

When not working, Antonio enjoys serving his community, improving his Spanish, bowling, and riding his bicycle.

Antonio enjoys his job at Terra Dotta because he can, “work with such a great team and interact with clients on a regular basis.”

Presenter: Kendall Frye
Queries and query watches are powerful features that leverage some of Terra Dotta software’s core functionality. They allow you to obtain critical data from your database, as well as configure a robust system of administrative and applicant notifications. This session will demonstrate the basics of configuring queries, query watches, and reports. Attendees are sure to walk away with ideas about how to make better use of these features!

11:00 AM EDT

Presenter: Jordan Bangs
In this webinar we will demonstrate the basics of text interface customizations. We’ll walk through the practical steps of how to change the default terminology on your site to text that is more targeted to your site users. We’ll also introduce the concept of working with HTML within the text interface fields, and other fields in the software, to make site content stand out when necessary, and to ensure it is easy to read/scan. Finally, we’ll demonstrate how JavaScript can take text interface edits one step further and help customize your site in ways you never imagined! Join us for this webinar and gain a new perspective on how text interface can be used to make your site truly your own.

11:00 AM EDT

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

Join us for TDU 2015 this April in Milwaukee and our upcoming ISSS Summit this May before NAFSA in Boston!

Milwaukee, WI — Apr. 13-15

Boston, MA — May 23-25

Register to attend one or
of these online demos:

MAR 19 — ESL
11:00 am – 11:30 am EDT

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm EDT

11:00 am – 11:30 am EDT

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm EDT

APR 14 — ESL
11:00 am – 11:30 am EDT

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm EDT


  • California State University
    - Fullerton
  • Elgin Community College
  • Pace University
  • South Dakota State University
    - ISSS
  • University of Wisconsin
    - Whitewater - ISSS
  • Wingate University
  • Audencia Nantes - Mobility
  • Audencia Nantes - Recruitment
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Portland State University
  • University of Manchester

Terra Dotta is sponsoring a pre-conference session at this year’s national NAFSA conference in Boston.

Developing Your International Risk Management Action Plan is designed for pairs of risk management and education abroad professionals to attend together. Institutional teams will spend a day and a half with experts from URMIA and NAFSA who will lead the session.

Click here to register.

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