Chapel Hill, N.C., January 8, 2019 – Terra Dotta, the trusted leader in higher education travel, study abroad and international program management solutions, today announced that Prairie View A&M University, a Texas-based historically black college, is using its Study Abroad solution. With an expanding study abroad program, Prairie View deployed Terra Dotta’s solution to automate and streamline its study abroad recruitment, application and enrollment processes, which were formerly paper based.
“Adding Terra Dotta to help manage the application process and catalogue our programs has been a critical growth factor for our Study Abroad office,” said Evie Myers, Senior International Officerat Prairie View. “Our study abroad program was nascent butthe number of applicants has quadrupled over thepast three years. To support that type of growth we needed a technology solution to manage the comprehensive enrollment process.”
The growth of study abroad engagement at Prairie View – like many historically black college and universities (HBCUs) – is echoed in the IIE’s latest Open Doors report which indicates a 3-5 percent year over year increase in the number of black students studying abroad in recent years. Prairie View has used a U.S. Department of Education Title III grant to add more support in its international programs office, which has aided in the promotion and more widespread availability of program information.
In 2018 more than 100 Prairie View students studied abroad – mostly on faculty-led trips, such as an architecture program in Dubai and an entrepreneurial program in Cape Town, South Africa.
“We are proud to work with Prairie View to centralize its program information for students and automate application and enrollment processes – all of which helps enable the program’s growth and expansion,” said Brandon Lee, CEO of Terra Dotta.
About Terra Dotta
Terra Dotta is the trusted leader in higher education travel, study abroad and international program management solutions. Nearly 600 institutional offices use Terra Dotta’s enterprise-grade cloud solutions and mobile apps to automate and streamline all aspects of global collegiate travel and international student programs. The company’s solutions and expertise help higher education teams optimize study abroad and international programs enrollment, deliver real-time, GPS-driven travel communication for students and faculty, and ensure compliance and risk mitigation for international travel/scholar programs worldwide. Terra Dotta is based in Chapel, N.C. and can be found at www.terradotta.com.
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