ethische Grundsätze

Principles of Ethical Practice for EducationUSA Advising

EducationUSA Adviser sind für die Leitung von EducationUSA Centers und das Beratungsangebot über Studien- und Austauschmöglichkeiten in den USA verantwortlich. Ob nun als festangestellte Berater oder als Freiwillige in unterschiedlichen Einrichtungen müssen EducationUSA Advisers folgende ethische Grundsätze befolgen:

1. Serve all clients without regard to nationality, race, sex, socio-economic
status, sexual orientation, or ability.
2. Use one’s office, title and professional associations only for the conduct
of official EducationUSA Advising work or other work assigned by host
institution supervisor.
3. Provide accurate, comprehensive, current, and impartial information
about educational opportunities at accredited colleges and universities in
the United States.
4. Ensure that statements of personal opinion or judgment are clearly
designated as such.
5. Refrain from endorsing any ranking of a college or university.
6. Provide a general introduction to the Advising process at no charge; this
presentation may be in the form of a group session, video presentation, or
another format available to the EducationUSA Center.
7. If fees are to be charged, provide a fee structure for services that is
clearly publicized to clients, and is reasonable by local standards.
Receipts must be issued to the client and documented in the
EducationUSA Center’s income account.
8. Know and comply with the laws, regulations, and policies of the United
States and the host country that are relevant to international students.
9. Refuse to give names of advisees to third parties, such as colleges,
universities, or commercial and non-commercial organizations, without the
advisees' consent.
10. Decline to accept gifts or favors whose value is more than $20.00 (U.S.
dollars). Under no circumstances may cash or its equivalent be accepted.
11. Refrain from endorsing services provided by a company or
organization in the areas of test preparation, admissions, placement,
language training, or visa procurement.
12. Refuse personal fees/honoraria for professional services, such as
lectures or consultations.
13. Follow the U.S. Department of State’s “Policy Guidance for
EducationUSA Centers on Commercial Recruitment Agents.”
14. Seek appropriate guidance and direction from his/her Regional
Educational Advising Coordinator (REAC), State Department Program
Ofcer, and Supervisor when faced with an ethical dilemma.