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TDS15 will offer a variety of new and powerful features for Terra Dotta software users. Here’s a quick overview of a few of the features you can look forward to later this year.

  • The Workflow system will provide a tasking/workflow system that can be
    used on practically any office process that requires organizing, delegating,
    and tracking to complete.
  • The SEVIS module, for hosted ISSS licenses only, enables batch and
    RTI reporting directly from the TDS interface.
  • The new document uploader gives users the ability to upload documents
    on their application page for quick and easy reference.

Join us at TDU in Milwaukee for a more in-depth look at these and more new features available in the upcoming release of TDS15.

We were very excited to have over 50 attendees at our inaugural Travel Risk Summit earlier this month in Charlotte, North Carolina

Attendees learned about topics including Clery Act reporting, best practices for Duty of Care, and managing emergencies and incidents in Terra Dotta software.

John Tansey from Dartmouth College said “I liked the mix of presentations around using core features of the software designed for travel tracking and incident reporting and those introducing other, creative uses of the software (e.g. for emergency response plan execution and development of program proposals).”

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

When a representative from an international institution comes to campus or a high level administrator travels abroad, one of the concerns that comes up is if a new agreement will be discussed or even agreed to and what will it take to effectively implement on all the involved campuses?

Read the full article >

Jon Dillow has served as a Software Engineer at Terra Dotta since September 2013. He optimizes and supports communication of data between the Terra Dotta software system and client institutions. His day to day work is balanced between technical investigations, process planning, and client interactions.

Prior to joining Terra Dotta, Jon spent the majority of his career in the international education field at the university level, but has also served as a licensed secondary educator and as a teacher in various secondary institutions including schools abroad.

He earned a BA in English Education from Manchester College in Northern Indiana and an MA in Higher Education Administration from Purdue University.

When not working at Terra Dotta, Jon enjoys watching sports and getting out and about on road trips. He said his favorite part of working at Terra Dotta is “using creativity to support those doing the work of international education and experiential education.”

Presenter: Elizabeth Lostetter
This session will be a practical how-to demonstration webinar focused on teaching you how to navigate TDS' built-in layout and graphic design tools. We will look at the Stock Layout Editor and practice making a complete (simple) layout based on the official colors of a demo organization. No graphic design experience is necessary. Please note that the TDS Stock Layout Editor is incompatible with custom layouts.


4:00 PM EST

Presenter: Rachael Welty
This webinar will included a guided tour of how the TDCL works, specifically how to download and edit content as well as how to share your own. We’ll also look at available resources for pre-departure orientation, health and safety protocols, and personal reflections for your travelers.

11:00 AM EST

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

Starting in 2015, Terra Dotta will host three TDU conference events. Click the links below to learn more about each and register.

Milwaukee, WI — Apr. 13-15

Boston, MA — May 23-25

Register to attend one or
of these online demos:

FEB 17 — ESL
11:00 am – 11:30 am EST

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST

11:00 am – 11:30 am EST

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST

MAR 19 — ESL
11:00 am – 11:30 am EST

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST


  • Bethel University
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Florida SouthWestern
    State College
  • Misericordia University
  • Princeton University
  • Stetson Law
  • University of North Carolina at
  • Brigham Young University - Idaho
  • Creighton University
  • Dominican University
  • Creighton University
  • Emory - Office of International &
    Summer Programs
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Creighton University
  • Regis University
  • San Francisco State University
    - Summer in San Francisco
  • Santa Fe College
  • University of Alabama
    - Birmingham

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

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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