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Basic Training for Beginners

November 3 - 4, 2017
Denver, Colorado

During the NAFSA Tri-Regional (Regions I, II, & IV) pre-conference workshops

Study Abroad ISSS Registration Accommodations Schedule


  • Are you in an office that is implementing TDS for the first time?
  • Do you have employees who need to quickly get up to speed?
  • Do you have new staff who need a solid understanding of TDS?

If you said yes to any of the questions above, this program is ideal for you.

Terra Dotta Boot Camp is a 2-day, hands-on, immersive workshop designed to rapidly build your skills as a Terra Dotta administrator.

As a participant, you will receive access to your own Terra Dotta practice site for 30 days.  You will start with a blank copy of the software and wind up with a complete site similar to those used in real-world applications.

Experienced instructors will guide you through exercises that teach core features for building your site and completing daily tasks and processes.

You will leave with a certificate of completion and skills to empower you as a TDS administrator!

Study Abroad

Study Abroad Workshop Objectives: 

The following is an overview of the learning objectives. View a full list of learning objectives.

  • Build a Study Abroad site including creation of locations, terms, and various recommendations
  • Create and manage profiles and applicants in TDS
  • Understand all program types, and how to create and update programs
  • Develop applications and learn to manage application cycles
  • Generate robust, data-rich reports about applicants and programs
  • Configure TDS to improve your program marketing and communication
  • Use the software’s capabilities to respond to world crisis situations
  • Discuss how to handle real-life scenarios with TDS experts


ISSS Workshop Objectives:

The following is an overview of the learning objectives.  View a full list of learning objectives.

  • Navigate and use the SEVIS module
  • Learn how to navigate the administrative interface
  • Create a basic graphic layout using the stock layout editor
  • Create content with Terra Dotta’s Content Management System
  • Create programs
  • Create and learn how to deploy application materials
  • Learn how to use the tools for administering advisee records
  • Learn how to create and share robust, data-rich reports about students/scholars and programs
  • Understand how to convert the workflow needs of an office to processes in TDS
  • Discuss how to handle real-life scenarios


Registration Information

Registration Rate:  $349

Space is limited.  Register Today!


What Does My Registration Include?

  • 2-Day Terra Dotta Boot Camp
  • 30-Day access to your own Terra Dotta software site
  • Coffee breaks & 2 lunches

Changes & Cancellations

Want to make a change to your existing registration, or cancel your registration?  Contact us at for assistance.  Cancellations after 10/3/2017 are not subject to a refund.


Crowne Plaza Denver

1450 Glenarm Place
Denver, Colorado 80202
(877) 692-6161

Space is limited.  Book your room now!


Room reservations can be made via phone (303) 573-1450 & online.  Mention Terra Dotta Boot Camp when making the reservation.

Conference Attendee Rate:
$179/day + tax double
$189/day + tax triple
The rate includes complimentary internet access in guest rooms.

Discount Rate Reservation Deadline:  10/3/2017
After 10/3, rooms will be sold at the regular hotel rate.

Dates Discount Rate Applies:
Monday, October 30 - Monday, November 6

Check-in:  3:00pm
Check-out:  12:00pm


The recommended airport to fly into is the Denver International Airport (DEN). DEN is approximately 27 miles from the Crowne Plaza Denver.

There is a cheap & easy train that runs from the airport to downtown, the A Line.

Are you a local attendee driving to Denver?  Parking is available in covered parking and a secured parking garage.  The fees are: $27.00 overnight, $15.00 daily.  All parking spaces are based upon availability.  Get Directions.

Hotel & Surrounding Area
Find out more about the hotel's surrounding area on their website.

Study Abroad ISSS Registration Accommodations Schedule