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Study Abroad

Terra Dotta for Study Abroad, formerly known as StudioAbroad, is web-based software designed to save time and money by automating processes and making it easy to ensure that applicants, staff, administrators, and parents receive the important information they need.

With Terra Dotta for Study Abroad you can maintain your own website, keep your program brochures online and up-to-date, accept applications online, organize data, and mitigate the risks associated with international travel and living. Terra Dotta for Study Abroad has the user-friendly features needed to facilitate your online process-management goals. With various pricing options, it’s easy to find a package that will fit your institution’s needs.

A Campus Perspective


Accept applications online

  • Receive online recommendations
  • Maintain email and application activity logs
  • Create thorough and shareable reports to collaborate with faculty and staff across campus
  • Customize applications with program and applicant
    specific requirements
  • Receive instant confirmation when applicants receive and read important information
  • Use assessments to test comprehension-
    specific requirements

Enhance the applicant experience

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  • Utilize a checkbox system so applicants clearly see what is
    required of them
  • Send automatic email reminders to applicants who have not completed their application requirements
  • Communicate with applicants through Terra Dotta email & SMS—all tracked and retained in their records
  • Build a searchable catalog for applications for different programs, internships, scholarships, etc.
  • Applicants can upload scanned copies of their documents for easy access by applicants and administrators

Save time through
automated processes

  • Go paperless. Searching a database is much easier than searching through paper files
  • Update applications in batches instead of individually
  • Review comprehensive audit logs of application activity with automatic date, time, and user stamps
  • Integrate with your Student Information System to ensure up-to-date applicant information and reduce data entry
  • Enroll your travelers in insurance plans like CISI, HTH, and iSOS and send required information directly from your database
  • Provide administrative access to applicant and program information with a robust permissions system


Create campus-wide risk-
management utilities

  • Track all student, staff, and faculty travel—domestically
    and abroad
  • Send SMS text messages to individuals or groups
  • Utilize the software’s Locator Search to instantly find any traveler in your system
  • Build registrations to track student and faculty side trips while they are abroad
  • Collect online incident reports

Manage all program information

  • Build a digital program catalog that is easily updated and
    publicly searchable
  • Create itemized budget sheets
  • Create shareable reports and queries to collaborate with faculty and staff across campus
  • Maintain and update provider program information quickly and easily using the Terra Dotta Study Abroad Directory

Easily maintain, update, and
edit your entire website

  • Create and maintain all website content through a WYSIWYG web editor; no HTML knowledge required
  • Deploy photo journals, photo contests, online videos,
    and more
  • Allow applicants to schedule appointments online
  • Post announcements that automatically disappear
    once expired
OverviewBenefits for ClientsBenefits for ProvidersParticipating Providers

Terra Dotta Study Abroad Directory


Thousands of schools and hundreds of program providers host countless study abroad programs in every part of the world. Program information is extensive, changes constantly, and requires a huge effort to keep current. The Study Abroad Directory is a free service that Terra Dotta offers to the International Education Community. Through the Study Abroad Directory, program providers and institutions can minimize the efforts required to provide accurate program information to potential study abroad applicants.


The Terra Dotta Study Abroad Directory is a central repository where any program provider can publish their program information for free! This is a public website where any student or institution can search for study abroad information. Every educational institution using Terra Dotta software for Study Abroad can download program information directly from the Study Abroad Directory into their program catalog.

Benefits of the Terra Dotta Study Abroad Directory for study abroad clients:

With the Terra Dotta Study Abroad Directory, you no longer have to input or update information about hundreds of provider programs. Terra Dotta clients can browse the Study Abroad Directory and subscribe to the desired provider programs. After subscribing, you can choose which aspects of the program information to download into your program catalog. When the provider updates the program information, you are notified and can then download the new information. This method is quick, easy, and ensures that your institution's information about provider programs is current and accurate.


Are you a current Study Abroad client looking for instructions about downloading provider program information from the Terra Dotta Study Abroad Directory?


Consult the Knowledgebase on theTerra Dotta Support website for detailed information about linking to the Study Abroad Directory from your Terra Dotta software for Study Abroad website..

Benefits of the Terra Dotta Study Abroad Directory for providers:

The Terra Dotta Study Abroad Directory is a publicly searchable website where any provider can post their program information for FREE! By publishing program information in the Study Abroad Directory, a provider will not only establish relationships with institutions using Terra Dotta Software for Study Abroad, but also with all other institutions that use the Terra Dotta Study Abroad Directory as a resource to find accurate information. When program information is updated in the Study Abroad Directory, all Terra Dotta Study Abroad clients subscribed to that program are immediately notified and able to download the new information. With the Study Abroad Directory, providers can increase participation by making their program information more accessible and save time by updating program information in one central location.


Are you a provider that's interested in publishing your program information on the Terra Dotta Study Abroad Directory?


Click here for more information.

Participating Providers:

If you are a Terra Dotta client looking for programs from a provider that is not on the list, ask that provider to contact Terra Dotta about publishing their programs on the Terra Dotta Study Abroad Directory. Every provider is welcome to publish their information. It's free for them and makes your life easy!
  • Abbey Road Programs
  • Academic Programs Abroad
  • Academic Programs International
  • Academic Studies Abroad
  • Active Learning Abroad (ALA)
  • Advanced Studies in England
  • AIFS
  • AIU Study Abroad
  • Alliance for Global Education
  • American University of Beirut
  • ARAMFO Educational Foundation
  • Arcadia University
  • Asia Exchange
  • Associated Colleges of the Midwest
  • Athena Study Abroad
  • Barcelona SAE
  • Bard Abroad
  • BCA Study Abroad
  • BestSemester
  • Boston University Study Abroad
  • Brandeis University
  • BridgeAbroad
  • Broadreach College
  • CAPA the Global Education Network
  • Carleton College
  • CASA - Center for Advanced Studies Abroad
  • CBL International
  • CCIS
  • CCSA - Cooperative Center for Study Abroad
  • CEA
  • Center for Ecological Living & Learning
  • Center for European Studies - Maastricht University
  • Center for Global Education and Experience at Augsburg College (CGEE)
  • Center for International Studies
  • Central College Abroad
  • Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • CEPA - Cultural & Educational Programs Abroad
  • CET Academic Programs
  • Champlain Abroad
  • Charles University (Faculty of Humanities)
  • Charles University (Faculty of Social Sciences)
  • Chicago Center for Urban Life & Culture
  • CIEE
  • CIMBA: Consortium Institute for Management and Business Analysis
  • CISaustralia
  • City Internships
  • Classport Inc
  • College Year in Athens
  • Common Ground International
  • CONNECT-123
  • Cornell University
  • CPI Spanish Immersion
  • Creighton University
  • CSU International Programs
  • Dante Abroad
  • DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia
  • Dream Careers
  • Durham University
  • Eastern European Study Abroad
  • Educational Programmes Abroad
  • EF Education First
  • EF International Language Centers
  • EiAbroad
  • El Nomad Immersion Programs
  • Elgin Community College
  • EPA Internships in Europe
  • European Council
  • European Study Center (ESC)
  • Expanish
  • Experiential Learning International
  • Fairfield University
  • FIE
  • Florida State University International Programs
  • GEO (Global Education Oregon)
  • George Mason University Center for Global Education
  • GeoVisions
  • GESI: Global Engagement Studies Institute
  • GIVE Volunteers
  • Global Citizens Network
  • Global Education and Career Development Abroad
  • Global Engagement Institute
  • Global Experiences
  • Global Foundation for Democracy and Development/InteRDom Internships in the Dominican Republic
  • Global LEAD
  • Global Players: Study Abroad for Student Athletes
  • Global Student Experience
  • GlobalEd
  • Gonzaga University
  • Gustolab International (Gli)
  • GVI
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Hirosaki Gakuin University
  • Hollins University
  • IAU College
  • IE3 Global
  • IES
  • IFE - French Field Study & Internship Programs
  • IFSA-Butler
  • Inspire Learning dba Intern and Study Ireland
  • Intercollegiate Sri Lanka Education (ISLE)
  • Intern Brazil
  • Intern Place
  • International Business Seminars (IBS)
  • International Service Learning (ISL)
  • International Volunteer HQ
  • International Studies Abroad
  • Iowa State University
  • IPSL: Study Abroad + Service-Learning
  • ISEP
  • ISI Florence - International Studies Institute
  • Japan Center for Michigan Universities
  • John Cabot University
  • Kaya Responsible Travel
  • Keele University Study Abroad
  • Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS)
  • Kiwi Internships
  • Knowledge Exchange Institute
  • Language Studies Indonesia
  • Learn International
  • Linguistic Horizons
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Lorenzo de’ Medici
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Marquette University
  • Massey University
  • MENTE Argentina
  • Merritt College
  • Miami University
  • Middlebury Schools Abroad
  • Mind Over Mandarin
  • Minds Abroad
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Music Empowerment Project
  • NRSCA Consortium
  • NYC Semester at The King’s College
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Pachaysana Institute
  • Panrimo
  • Performing Arts Abroad
  • Queen Mary, University of London
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey
  • SAI Programs
  • Salzburg College
  • Santa Fe College
  • School for Field Studies
  • SEA Semester
  • Sea|mester Study at Sea Programs
  • Semester at Sea
  • Siena Art Institute
  • Siena School of Liberal Arts
  • SIT/World Learning
  • Spanish Studies Abroad
  • SRISA Santa Reparta International School of Art
  • St. John’s University
  • Student-Athletes Abroad
  • Studio Arts College International (SACI)
  • Study Abroad Europe
  • Summit Global Education
  • Syracuse University Abroad
  • Temple University
  • Texas Tech University
  • The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies
  • The Asia Institute
  • The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies
  • The College for International Studies
  • The Education Abroad Network: Study Australia, Study New Zealand, Study Asia
  • The GREEN Program
  • The Intern Group
  • The Philadelphia Center
  • The School of Russian and Asian Studies
  • The Swedish Program
  • The Umbra Institute
  • The University of Alabama
  • The University of New Mexico
  • The University of New South Wales
  • The University of Queensland
  • The University of Sydney
  • The Washington Semester Program
  • ThinkImpact
  • Toucan Education Programs Ltd
  • UC-Davis Summer Abroad
  • UCLA - Travel Study Programs
  • UC San Diego Global Seminars
  • UM Learning Abroad Center
  • University College Dublin
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Bristol
  • University of California Berkeley
  • University of California Irvine: Summer Session
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Essex
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Iowa Study Abroad
  • University of Kansas Study Abroad
  • University of Manchester
  • University of New England
  • University of New York in Prague
  • University of Nicosia-Global Semesters
  • University of North Georgia
  • University of St Andrews
  • University of Sussex
  • University of the Sunshine Coast
  • USAC
  • UW-Platteville Education Abroad
  • Valencia College
  • Wayne State University
  • Williams-Mystic
  • World Education Group
  • WorldStrides
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Terra Dotta software has allowed us to maintain our high quality, in-person student advising while increasing our student participation by streamlining our application processes. Our outbound numbers increased 39% and our inbound exchange numbers increased an overwhelming 69% in our first year using Terra Dotta software all of which is easily managed by our existing staff resources.

Jeff J. Simpson
Director, The Study Abroad and National Student Exchange Office Oklahoma State University

We would simply not be able to do our job without Terra Dotta software. UF went live in 2006, so our office has a lot of experience with this product and we could not be more pleased with it. Terra Dotta software has come a long way with constant improvements based on client suggestions. With over 2000 students going abroad each year at UF, we rely on a database that not only hooks up with our student record system, but provides accurate reports for all kinds of purposes. We find the staff at Terra Dotta responsive and helpful in any situation where we need them, especially during implementation. Our 100% recommendation for this product is without any hesitation.

Susanne Hill
International Center
University of Florida

What Terra Dotta software has meant to UC Merced students is 24/7 access to our application process, the ability to submit documents electronically, and the opportunity for students to easily schedule appointments. Terra Dotta software has simplified and streamlined much of our application process, reduced the paper intake particularly with electronic signature documents, improved communication tracking, and put more information into the hands of our students to advise themselves.

Craig Harmelin
International Affairs & Programs Abroad
University of California, Merced

Managing nearly $400,000 in scholarships through Terra Dotta software applications has seen our number of scholarship applications double. Students love the online application process and so do we!

Jeff J. Simpson
Director, The Study Abroad and National Student Exchange Office
Oklahoma State University

Terra Dotta software has made it possible to handle the increasing number of study abroad students at Texas Tech. I can't imagine working in an office that didn't have it. The automated reminder system takes the hassle out of keeping students up-to-date on their requirements. And with the increased emphasis on study abroad, I am frequently called on to provide numbers of SA students to various entities on campus. Terra Dotta software makes it so easy to find students in a variety of categories.

Elizabeth McDaniel
Sr. Director, International Education and Enrollment Management
Office of International Affairs
Texas Tech University

Terra Dotta software has transformed the way we do business in our office. We have moved to a near-paperless environment, which has brought tremendous cost savings. The auto-reminders to students have saved our staff time and resources. We have the ability and capacity to manage hundreds of affiliate programs through the Directory feature. And we can easily share information with our international on-site staff/directors as well as program partners.

Donna Anderson
Senior International Officer

I write dozens of letters of recommendation for students to study abroad each year. Tailoring these letters to the specifications of each study abroad program can be time-consuming and laborious. Terra Dotta has made this process much more efficient and user-friendly. I also appreciate its convenience and interface, which helps me manage multiple letters in various stages until I can submit one that best matches my students to their respective study abroad programs.

T. Kenn Gaither, Ph.D.
Associate Dean/Associate Professor
Elon University

Our Study Abroad Office was in dire need of a comprehensive database solution. After evaluating our options, including developing our own system, we eagerly signed on to implement Terra Dotta software. Our faculty-led program directors can directly access important information about all of their program participants, easily create reports, contact students, monitor their applicants' progress, and recommend acceptance or denial of any application. Our deans, directors, and academic advising colleagues can directly access relevant information about students from their academic unit who study abroad.

Dan Hart
Assistant Director
Study Abroad Office
Arizona State University

Terra Dotta software is known as a leader for offering a paperless information and tracking system specifically for international offices. Colorado State has really had the time to develop the software to its fullest potential. It is exciting to see what the CSU team has done to utilize the product. Terra Dotta software makes the office work much more refined and tracking international travelers easy!

Laura Thornes
Director, Study Abroad
Office of International Programs
Colorado State University

The reduction in paper waste in our office is more than we could have imagined. It is shocking to realize that seeing mountains of program and scholarship applications sitting on our desks is no longer the norm.

Jeff J. Simpson
Director, The Study Abroad and National Student Exchange Office
Oklahoma State University

Terra Dotta software is far superior to any other choice for running a study abroad office.

Ben Peacock
Technology Manager
CET Academic Programs

I've implemented Terra Dotta software across three institutions now, because I believe in how the product supports our operations, growth, and development. I remember life before Terra Dotta, and now I can't imagine life without it.

Dr. Carrie Wojenski
Center for International Education and Global Strategy,
University at Albany

We've been using Terra Dotta software at Dartmouth for several years. Terra Dotta software has surpassed our initial expectations and keeps getting better. We continually identify new ways to use the software to better serve our students and faculty. With a small staff and a high level of student interest in study abroad, Terra Dotta software is an essential tool for our office.

John Tansey
Executive Director, Off-Campus Programs
Dartmouth College

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