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You know Terra Dotta for our software. You know us for our monthly newsletters and professional articles. It’s likely you know us for karaoke. Now we hope you will know us for our thought pieces too. Check out this recent article from Brandon S. Lee, Terra Dotta CEO, published by eCampus News. Let us know if you would like to see more pieces from us; and any topics you would like to see covered.

Read “3 best practices for managing student travel” from Brandon S. Lee.


In January 2017, Cathi Berberich joined Terra Dotta as an ISSS Client Support Specialist. Her responsibilities include managing ISSS implementations, executing and monitoring project scope and quality to meet client objectives, maintaining subject matter expertise on SEVIS regulations and conducting policy analysis of U.S. immigration regulations and SEVIS reporting.

Before joining Terra Dotta, Cathi was an International Student and Scholar Advisor at the University of California Berkeley, an International Student Advisor at the University of California Davis, and also as an H-1B Specialist at National Institutes of Health. Cathi obtained a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology degree from the University of North Dakota where she studied abroad in Thessaloniki, Greece and the United Kingdom. She also obtained a Master's of Arts degree in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University where she studied abroad in Tepoztlán, Mexico.

Outside of work, Cathi enjoys hiking, trail running, traveling, and reading. One activity Cathi has always wanted to do is a trail run or hike in New Zealand!

Cathi says her favorite part of working at Terra Dotta is “working with, and getting to know, clients on how to maximize their use of TDS to fit with their institutional needs and streamline their processes.”

Do you have a newer employee who will work within your Terra Dotta system? Come to a Boot Camp!

Terra Dotta Boot Camps are 2-day, hands-on, immersive workshops designed to rapidly build your skills as a Terra Dotta administrator. Experienced instructors will guide you through exercises that teach core features for building your own practice site and completing daily tasks and processes. You will leave with a 30-day practice sandbox as well as a certificate of completion and skills to empower you as a TDS administrator!

ISSS Boot Camp is full at this time, however with enough interest, there is the possibility for a larger venue. If you would like to attend, please email to be added to the waitlist.



Between printed and online materials, it can be daunting to keep up with the professional literature. Let us help you. Each month we will list several online articles that we hope you will find interesting.

Find an article that you believe others will want to read? Send the link to! Here are some to get you started:

Critical language learning window open longer – but earlier still better
From The PIE News

Trump blamed as U.S. colleges lure fewer foreign students
From Politico

Viral International Education Campaign #YouAreWelcomeHere Unveils 2019 National Scholarship Program
From Newswise

How Living Abroad Helps You Develop a Clearer Sense of Self
From Harvard Business Review

A new age in international student mobility
From University World News


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