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This year, NAFSA: Association of International Educators is releasing a new and fully redesigned version of their comprehensive higher education immigration online resource. NAFSA Adviser’s Manual 360 now offers users a customizable dashboard, real-time news feed, improved mobility for access anywhere, anytime on multiple devices, and much more. This is a significant advance that will improve user accessibility while still delivering the must-have information that this resource has provided for 50 years.

Terra Dotta is proud to celebrate this milestone achievement at the upcoming NAFSA 2016 Annual Conference & Expo in Denver, Colorado, the must-attend event in international education. Terra Dotta is sponsoring multiple events at the conference celebrating the NAFSA Adviser’s Manual 360 launch. This will include special learning events and a demo zone where attendees can test out the new version. Terra Dotta recognizes the longstanding, valuable information the NAFSA Adviser’s Manual provides while also meeting the technology needs of today’s 21st Century international education professional.

Please join Terra Dotta at NAFSA 2016 (booth #1006) to celebrate this exciting event in May!

Terra Dotta is proud to be a NAFSA 2016 sponsor. If you will be a first time attendee of the NAFSA annual conference, you can save 20% on conference registration. Simply use the discount code CMP16TH when registering online at

Kerry Geffert
Product Evangelist, Terra Dotta

Regardless of the number of years in international education, all IE professionals look for opportunities to improve their skills and knowledge base. We might seek job-specific information regarding immigration procedures for international or study abroad students, or updates on a country’s educational system. Or we may look for more general training on advising skills, software or how to be a better manager. We do these things through methods such as training sessions, professional publications, webinars, and of course, professional meetings or conferences.

At one time there were only a few conferences specifically geared toward international education. They were staples of our annual calendars and budgets, most notably the NAFSA, CIEE and SIETAR conferences. Depending upon our roles, we might attend the conferences of “sister organizations” – organizations with different missions, but who acknowledged the needs of international education through special commissions or committees, or in cross-organizational sessions. These included (and still do) the likes of AACRAO, ACPA, NACAC, NASPA and NACADA.

These meetings were almost all U.S. based. Then as international education grew, technology changed and international travel became more commonplace, so too, conference opportunities grew. We began to attend conferences of overseas organizations while new organizations and conferences attracted us at home. Joint conferences between U.S. and overseas organizations were held, and U.S. organizations took their conferences abroad – even if it was across our northern border to Canada. Professional development in international education became…

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Jennifer Flannery is a Business Development Representative who started with Terra Dotta in April of 2015. She introduces prospective clients to Terra Dotta software through software demos and addresses questions from various campus departments on how TDS can improve their daily work.

Jennifer previously worked in the USA and internationally as a Program Provider, as an international recruiter and agent, managed a mobility program at a university, and worked at an Embassy. All have been in the area of building programs, partnerships, and collaboration internationally.

She completed a Bachelors in Biology/Biochemistry and a Masters Degree in Communication Management, both from Colorado State University.

Outside of work, Jennifer likes hiking, snowshoeing, leading mission trips and tackling social justice issues. She says an activity she has never done but has always wanted to is swim with the whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia. Jennifer says her favorite part of working at Terra Dotta is, “Talking to people about what they do and exploring how I can support them. People in international education are smart, passionate, dedicated and they manage a huge amount of complexity. They have to know a lot about a lot. It makes for very interesting conversations.”

Presenter: Noah Kriger

This webinar is for the everyday TDS admin with little to no technical background who would like to become more proficient using TDS technical terms. We will define and discuss some of the frequently used TDS tech terms to help you as an admin better understand the tech side of TDS and how it functions. Many of the terms defined will relate specifically to TDS sites that are integrated with a SIS. Spoiler Alert: SIS stands for Student Information System and will be one of the terms discussed in the webinar.


4:00 PM EST

Presenter: Kendall Frye

Sometimes the smallest features can have the biggest impact. This webinar will reveal some of the forgotten functionalities within Terra Dotta software and how they can be configured and implemented on your site. Among the features we'll highlight are journals, announcements, and message campaigns.


4:00 PM EST


Presenter: Laura Coker

This webinar takes an in-depth look at how application statuses, phases, and dates work together to create the underlying flow of application, enrollment, and/or registration processes in Terra Dotta software since the implementation of itineraries. Learn how to spot check various configurations on your site to ensure applicants are seeing the correct requirements for their phase and become an expert on the application workflow so that you can implement complex processes when needed. We begin with a walk-through of the application life cycle from the applicant perspective and then demonstrate the administrative side of where dates and statuses are configured.


4:00 PM EST


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


Louisville, KY April 25–27

Louisville, KY April 25–27

Denver, CO May 28-30

Early Bird Registration Deadline: 3/31/2016

101 Conner Dr, Ste 301
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Mail can be sent to:
Terra Dotta, LLC
P.O. Box 2308
Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2308


  • Carroll College
  • Texas A&M - ISSS

  • Centennial College
  • Grinnell College

The University Risk Management & Insurance Association (URMIA) has developed a new Scholarship Program to assist degree seeking students pursuing careers in risk management.

Three $2,500 awards will be available for the 2016-2017 academic year for eligible undergraduate and graduate students.

Application deadline is March 31, 2016. Go to URMIA’s website for complete information.

Sign up here.

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