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We are excited to host a number of special events in our booth this year and we will be right in the center of all the action (Booth #2000) at this year’s annual NAFSA Conference: New Horizons in International Education.

View our full booth session schedule to see when we’ll be presenting on topics of interest to you. Learn how Terra Dotta can help you manage your daily ISSS processes and SEVIS reporting requirements or how you can use Terra Dotta software to manage the entire application life cycle of your students and faculty participating in study abroad.

Terra Dotta has made key advancements in Travel-Risk and Agreements management over the last year. See how Terra Dotta software can streamline these processes for your institution.

Stop by our booth for your chance to win Two Tickets to Paris and to speak to our attending Dottans about how Terra Dotta software can make a difference in your office today.

Gary Rhodes, Ph.D.,
Associate Dean, International Education & Senior International Officer
California State University at Dominguez Hills &
Director, Center for Global Education

At the end of last year and at the beginning of this year, I focused Terra Dotta Newsletter articles on issues related to “Thinking About Increasing Participation: Open Doors 2014” , “What are the Critical Issues and Challenges Faced by International Students on Your Campus?”, and “Revisiting the Mission of Internationalization on Campus”.

Looking at your institutional mission and how study abroad and international students fit into that are important. Since the beginning of 2015, these issues have been raised in the internationalization conferences that I’ve participated in, including: Terra Dotta User Conference, the Association of International Education Administrators, the Forum on Education Abroad, Diversity Abroad, and the California Study Abroad Town Hall Meeting. Although most of the sessions in all these conferences focused on practical issues, it is important to put your student mobility efforts within a structural framework that supports student mobility as an integrated campus effort.

Read the full article >

Derrick Lovick joined Terra Dotta in 2014 as a Software Engineer specializing in ISSS. He currently spends the majority of his days developing the new SEVIS module for Terra Dotta software. He also provides functional input regarding the ISSS process.

Derrick received a Bachelor of Science in Managerial Law and Public Policy with a focus on Governmental Regulation of Business at Syracuse University. Prior to joining Terra Dotta, he worked as a Software Engineer and HRIS Consultant at America Online, as a South African Stint Team Leader with the Impact Movement in Cape Town, South Africa, and as an Information System and Technology Consultant and SEVIS Coordinator (ARO/DSO) at N.C. State University’s Office of International Services.

When not working at Terra Dotta, Derrick enjoys traveling, trying new foods, swimming, and spending time with his family, especially building LEGOs with his daughter.

Derrick says his favorite part of working at Terra Dotta is being able to apply technology to help meet the daily needs of the International Education community: “It is gratifying for me to know that although the work I did previously directly benefited our team and our campus community at N.C. State University, the work I’m now engaged in will be beneficial to many campuses.”

Presenter: Sally Molyneux
Just like your campus is home to a diverse population, your TDS site is also home to many different types of users. This webinar explores the differences between Internal and External applicants, Integrated and Non-Integrated users, and the roles of Recommenders, Reviewers, and Admin users. Learn how the software categorizes these types of users and how to communicate with them most effectively.

4:00 PM EDT

Presenter: TBD
TDS15 includes refined tools for collecting attached documents within applications. Learn how document management can simplify the experience for your applicants and admin users.

4:00 PM EDT

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


Our inaugural ISSS Summit is taking place in Boston before NAFSA.

Learn how Terra Dotta can improve your daily ISSS processes and simplify the SEVIS reporting process.

Boston, MA — May 23-25

Register to attend one or
of these online demos:

MAY 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 am – 2:30 am EDT

JUN 23 — ESL
11:00 am – 11:30 pm EDT

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm EDT

  • Ball State University
    - Travel Registry
  • California Polytechnic State
    University - ISSS
  • California Polytechnic
    State University - Study Abroad
  • Centennial College
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • Florida International University
  • George Mason University
  • Hong Kong University of Science
    and Technology - Agreements Mgmt.
  • Marymount University
  • Missouri University of Science
    and Technology
  • Oregon Health and Science
    and Technology
  • University of Central Oklahoma
  • Wright State University
  • NASBA International Evaluation
  • Pacific Lutheran University
    - Study Away
  • Valdosta State University

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