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09/15/2014 - 12/13/2014
Deadlines:
Extended to: 05/15/2014
Credit:
15 - 18 semester / 21 - 25.5 quarter hours
Eligibility:
3.0 Overall GPA
Courses:
See descriptions below

*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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02/03/2014 - 05/31/2014
Deadlines:
11/01/2013
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15 - 18 semester / 21 - 25.5 quarter hours
Eligibility:
3.0 Overall GPA
Courses:
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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Eligibility:
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Courses:
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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Program Overview

Program Overview

Whether your interest is in biomedical or electrical engineering, information or mechanical engineering; study abroad in Ireland affords you the opportunity to experience one of the most beautiful and culturally rich countries in the world while continuing to pursue your degree.

Engineering, Technology, and Society in Dublin offers highly motivated students the opportunity to further develop their skills while pursuing a program focused on their field of expertise in Ireland. This is achieved through a selected combination of direct enrolment courses at Dublin City University, CIEE courses, internships, and Independent Study.

Study in Dublin and you will:

  • Develop a deeper literacy and understanding of engineering theory and practice, and a greater range of competency and skill in assessing particular Irish or European perspectives
  • Gain practical work experience through a for-credit internship with a focus on business or engineering
  • Explore Dublin and the surrounding counties through a number of cultural excursions
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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Coursework

From electrical engineering and software development to manufacturing processes and wireless/mobile communications, your host institution – Dublin City University – has a robust curriculum of engineering and technology courses to pique your interests and suit your needs.

Internships

Step out of the classroom and into the field. For-credit internships in business or engineering offer you practical work experience. On-site internship experiences are complemented by a solid academic component including regular tutorials, a professional journal, and regular evaluations.

Excursions

study abroad in Ireland

Study abroad in Dublin is supplemented with excursions and cultural activities such as visits to museums, galleries, and historic sites. You’ll take part in day and weekend trips in, around, and outside of Dublin to destinations including the west of Ireland and Northern Ireland. You’ll also attend interactive events with local Irish students at internationally renowned Irish businesses and engineering firms

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

The program fee includes:

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
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End Date
Costs
Fall 2014 (13 wks)
Extended to: 05/15/2014
09/15/2014
12/13/2014
$17,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$13,848
Housing
$3,600
Insurance
$102

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$2,250
International Airfare *
$1,050
Local Transportation
$400
Books & Supplies
$250
Personal expenses **
$2,750

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** Irish immigration regulations require all students to open a bank account with a minimum of ?1,000 (Euros) in order to file registration. After registering with the immigration authorities, students have ready access to these funds to pay their living/personal expenses. More details will be provided to students with their acceptance materials.

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Spring 2014 (17 wks)
11/01/2013
02/03/2014
05/31/2014
$17,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$13,458
Housing
$3,600
Insurance
$102
Visa Fees ***
$390

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** a 300 Euro onsite registration fee is covered by CIEE for Spring and AYP participants

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$2,250
International Airfare *
$1,050
Local Transportation
$400
Books & Supplies
$250
Personal expenses **
$2,750

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** Irish immigration regulations require all students to open a bank account with a minimum of ?1,000 (Euros) in order to file registration. After registering with the immigration authorities, students have ready access to these funds to pay their living/personal expenses. More details will be provided to students with their acceptance materials.

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Spring 2015
11/01/2014
TBA
TBA

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Academic year 2014-2015
Extended to: 05/15/2014
09/15/2014
TBA
$33,900

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$25,908
Housing
$7,200
Insurance
$102
Visa Fees ***
$390

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** a 300 Euro onsite registration fee is covered by CIEE for Spring and AYP participants

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$4,500
International Airfare *
$1,050
Local Transportation
$800
Books & Supplies
$500
Personal expenses **
$5,500
Expenses during break ***
$1,500

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** Irish immigration regulations require all students to open a bank account with a minimum of ?1,000 (Euros) in order to file registration. After registering with the immigration authorities, students have ready access to these funds to pay their living/personal expenses. More details will be provided to students with their acceptance materials.

*** academic year students are responsible for housing and meals during the semester break

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Eligibility
3.0 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 3.0
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Total recommended credit for the semester is 15-18 semester/21-25.5 quarter hours and for the academic year 30-36 semester/42–51 quarter hours. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 15 semester credits to be in the program.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Students participating in this program take one CIEE study abroad course (Seminar on Living and Learning in Dublin or History and Culture of Modern Ireland) and four courses chosen from direct enrolment courses at DCU*, Seminar on Living and Learning in Dublin, History and Culture of Modern Ireland, or an Internship.

*at least one of the courses must be a direct enrollment engineering or technology course

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About the City

About The City

Dublin is an ancient city that today is one of the most dynamic and fastest growing European capitals with a young and vibrant population of over one million.

Dublin is a multicultural and multiethnic city. Since the late 1990s, Dublin has experienced a significant level of net immigration, with the greatest numbers coming from the European Union, especially the United Kingdom, Poland, and Lithuania. There is also a considerable number from outside Europe, particularly China and Nigeria. Dublin is home to a greater proportion of new arrivals than any other parts of the country. Sixty percent of Ireland's Asian population lives in Dublin even though less than 40% of the overall population live in the Greater Dublin area. By 2006, the percentage of foreign-born population had increased to 14.5% for the state and 17.3% in Dublin. Dublin is considered by many to be an emerging high-tech hub for Europe.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Don Niall

Don Niall is a native of Dublin with considerable experience in revealing Ireland , both North and South, to U.S. students from various colleges and universities throughout America. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and a Masters of Philosophy (Ethnic and Racial Studies) from the University of Dublin, Trinity College. He has extensive teaching experience in international tourism, anthropology, sociology, and politics. His academic interests include the construction of Irish identity, multiculturalism, and the geography of ethnic citizenship in Ireland; this latter area being the subject of his PhD research. Over time he has worked and travelled extensively in Europe, The Middle East, and Australasia.

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For some years now it has been my privilege to welcome American students to my native city and indeed to Ireland. As many of you know, Dublin is an ancient city founded by the Vikings over a thousand years ago. Today, it is a vibrant European capital with a truly international flavor. Although it has a population in excess of one million people, the city maintains its friendly and compact atmosphere. Visiting students quickly become familiar with its narrow streets that feature a myriad of cafés, shops, and famous Dublin pubs. The birthplace of James Joyce, the city has a strong literary and theatrical heritage, which continues to this day with a thriving community of artists, musicians, and writers. Galleries, museums, and places of historical interest create a genuine bohemian atmosphere, which allows talent to flourish.

Dublin is a student-oriented city with a student population of over seventy thousand, many of whom are international students from all over the world. I look forward to showing you my Dublin and my Ireland.

— Don Niall, Resident Director

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Martin Humphreys

Resident Coordinator Martin Humphreys is a graduate of University College Dublin and holds a Masters Degree in Psychology. He has extensive teaching experience and has taught in a variety of environments with traditional and non-traditional students. He also has experience in student support and academic mentoring. This experience extends into the international educational field working with U.S. study abroad students. He has also taught English in South Korea. Martin is originally from Kildare and has an interest in Irish history and culture both in terms of personal and academic research.

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

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Dublin City University is a young university situated on an 85-acre campus three miles north of the River Liffey in the city center, and just a 15-minute drive from Dublin airport. With the city just a 10-minute bus ride away, students at DCU have the best of both worlds; the social and cultural benefits of city life with the security and vibrancy of a contemporary university campus.

Dublin City University was initially set up to fulfil the national requirement for a highly-trained workforce with skills in the areas of business, science and electronics, computer technology, communications and languages, and act as an agent for change in its local community. The first students came through the door in 1980 and the university is now recognised nationally and internationally as a centre of academic excellence.

It was awarded university status in 1989 and was considered at the time to be an 'unconventional' university. It broke with the traditional mold and introduced a number of ideas which had enormous impact on the Irish education system. DCU was the first university in Ireland to introduce work placement as part of its degree programs with the aim of students putting academic skills into practice in the work environment. Its degree programs were also the first to be interdisciplinary with business students taking languages and language students taking computing (science students taking business courses). Many DCU students study throughout Europe as part of their degree programs under Erasmus exchange agreements.

DCU has developed its own research specializations, creating a number of national centres of excellence that collaborate with other universities and industry internationally. These research centres have transcended traditional boundaries and have been extended to include combinations of academic disciplines such as biotechnology, electronic engineering, physics, and chemistry. Some examples of these centers follow:

  • National Centre for Plasma Science and Technology
  • The Rince Institute − Researching Innovative Engineering Technologies
  • National Institute for Cellular Biotechnology
  • Biomedical Diagnostic Institute
  • The Centre for Next Generation Localisation
  • The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
  • The Centre for Bioanalytical Science
  • International Centre for Neurotherapeutics
  • Institute for Ethics
  • The Centre for Molecular Therapeutics for Cancer, Ireland
  • Irish Separation Science Cluster
  • National BioPhotonics Imaging Platform
  • Irish Social Sciences Platform
  • Center for the Advancement of Science Teaching and Learning
  • The Marine and Environmental Sensing Technology Hub (MESTECH)

The design of the campus and the bright modern architecture make DCU an attractive place to study. The campus is laid out to encourage community interaction with the Library at the east end and the restaurant and Helix Arts Centre at the west end. It is a place where young people can live, learn, and develop in a dynamic but intimate environment. One of the objectives of the university is the strengthening of the campus as a vibrant social and learning environment and the pursuit of a holistic approach to student development. DCU also prides itself on the range of its facilities, both academic and recreational.

There were 11,126 registered students at DCU in 2012, a figure which includes full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as students on the Distance Education degree programs.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

Study abroad students live in a shared apartment in a campus residence. The on-campus student residences house 1,000 undergraduate students. Students have their own private room and bathroom with a shared living, kitchen, and dining area. There are three to five individual rooms to each shared area. Students in on-campus student residences are responsible for all meals which are not included in the program fee. There are dining facilities and a small grocery store on campus. A major shopping mall is located adjacent to the university.

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Orientations

Orientations

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You'll begin your study abroad experience in Dublin even before leaving home by participating in a CIEE online pre-departure orientation. Meeting with students online, the resident director shares information about the program and site, highlighting issues that alumni have said are important, and giving you time to ask questions. The online orientation allows you to connect with others in the group, reflect on what you want to get out of the program, and learn what others in the group would like to accomplish. CIEE’s aim for the pre-departure orientation is simple—to help you understand more about the program, and to identify your objectives so that you arrive well-informed and return home having made significant progress towards your goals.

A mandatory week-long on-site orientation session will introduce you to the country, culture, and academic program, and provide practical information about living in Ireland and Dublin, in particular. Orientation themes include Irish customs and lifestyle, the university system, money and banking, safety and health, how and where to shop, transportation, and cultural adaptation. Orientation includes both structured cultural activities and independent sightseeing opportunities. Irish students collaborate with CIEE in these activities. You will also attend the UC3M orientation for international students, where you'll meet other students from around the world. Ongoing support is provided by CIEE staff on an individual and group basis throughout the program.

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Internet

Internet

You are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop. The on-campus student residences have Internet access in student rooms via an Ethernet connection, and the DCU campus is wireless .You will receive a DCU email address and have free access to the computer labs on campus. There are also affordable Internet cafés and a few free wireless points located throughout Dublin.

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Academics

Academics

The CIEE Engineering study abroad program is designed to combine Irish and European studies with coursework in engineering and the opportunity to participate in an internship or independent study in Dublin.

Students will take direct enrollment degree courses in their respective academic field along with CIEE courses and, where suitable and appropriate, optional internships and/or independent study projects. The following undergraduate engineering degrees are offered at DCU: B.Eng./M.Eng. in mechanical and manufacturing engineering; B.Eng./M.Eng. in biomedical engineering; B.Eng./M.Eng. in electronic engineering; B.Eng./M.Eng. in information and communications engineering; B.Eng./M.Eng. in digital media engineering; B.Eng./M.Eng. in mechatronic engineering; and B.Sc. /M.Sc. in manufacturing engineering and business studies.

Academic Culture

All courses are held in classroom buildings on the Glasnevin campus where the CIEE Study Center offices are located. Courses are academically challenging, dynamic, and involve daily reading and homework assignments, as well as required attendance at lectures. University classrooms are modern, comfortable, and equipped with the most up-to-date technology used for instruction. Students undertaking a study abroad internship meet regularly with the course coordinator and other CIEE students, but participants spend the majority of their internship-for-credit with an individual supervisor at the practicum site.

Dublin City University has transitioned into the new education guidelines and regulations that the European Union set forth in the Bologna Agreement, resulting in an academic schedule that is very similar to U.S. higher education.

Nature of Classes

CIEE students enroll in the required classes with other national and international students. The direct enroll elective courses at the university are with degree students and other visiting international students.

Grading System

In all courses, students are graded on class participation, in-class activities, homework assignments, examinations, papers, and oral presentations, similar to standards in the U.S. Numerical grades are given based on a 10-point scale and converted to a U.S. letter grade.

Language of Instruction

English

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Course Description

All Courses

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site.

CIEE Courses

Seminar on Living and Learning in Dublin
CIEE’s course on cultural studies is designed to improve students’ intercultural communication and competence while studying abroad by considering how Irish people are different from, and similar to, themselves and others. The course offers opportunities, both in an outside the classroom, to develop insights and the skills necessary to interact effectively and appropriately, and to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the cultural richness of Ireland. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 2 semester hours/ 4.5 quarter hours.

History and Culture of Modern Ireland
The course is divided into two sections: Introduction to Irish History and Introduction to Contemporary Irish Society. This first section is designed to provide students with knowledge of the political and cultural milieu within which the Irish independence succeeded in its aims and objectives. The section provides students with an understanding of social and cultural aspects of contemporary Irish society. The primary objective is to provide students with a clearer understanding of the influences that have shaped and are forming new cultural, economic, religious, political, ethno-racial, and class pathways in today’s Ireland. Lectures are also linked to two four-day field trips and a series of site visits to theatres, museums, heritage centres, and historical locations. These field trips and visits will take place outside of class time and are an integral and compulsory element of the programme. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester hours/ 4.5 quarter hours.

Internship
Students gain practical work experience through a for-credit internship with a focus on business or engineering. Eligibility for the internship is determined during pre-departure and is determined by language ability, job skills, background, and professional attitude. The purpose of the internship is to immerse CIEE students into local work practices related to the field of expertise in the area of business or engineering. On-site internship experiences are complemented by a solid academic component including regular tutorials, a professional journal and regular evaluations. Contact hours: 120 (including on-site work and class meetings). Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

DCU Engineering and Technology Courses
Electrical Engineering
Introduction to Electronics
Digital Circuits and Systems
Digital and Analogue Electronics
Circuits and Systems
Electromechanical Systems
Industrial Electronics
Mobile Robotics
Software Development for Engineers
Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
Object Oriented Programming 1
Object-Oriented Programming Algorithms for Engineers
Web Application Development
Smartphone Application Development
Image Processing and Analysis
3-D Computer Graphics
Biomedical Image Acquisition and Management
Web Usability Engineering
Data Communications and Networks 1
Data Communications and Networks 2
Communications Theory
Wireless/Mobile Communications
Optical Communications System Design
Electromagnetism 1
Electromagnetics 2
RF Propagation and Radio Link Design
Signals
DSP (Digital Filters and DFT)
Solid State Electronics
Semiconductor Devices
VLSI Design
Analogue Circuits and Design
Systems Analysis
Mechatronic System Simulation and Control
Telecommunications Project
Electronic Engineering Project
Engineering Mathematics and Computation
Engineering Mathematics II
Computation/Simulation
The Aviation Sector and Flying Theory
Technological Systems of the Knowledge-Based Society
New Enterprise Development
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Mechanics of Machines I
Strength of Materials I
Strength of Materials II
Anatomy
Design and CADD
Design and CAD/CAM
Thermofluid Mechanics
Biomechanics of Human Movement
Pneumatics and Control
Manufacturing Processes II
Manufacturing Processes I
Engineering Computation
Mechanics of Machines II
Measurement and Signal Processing
Project and Quality Management
Product Design
Fundamentals of Control
Manufacturing Operations Management
Product Development and Regulatory Compliance
Probability and Engineering Statistics
Mechanical Engineering System Simulation
Adv Eng Materials and Manufacturing Processes
CAE Project Management
Advanced Bio Materials and Processing Tech.
Finite Element Analysis
Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics
Design For Manufacture and Assembly
Manufacturing Automation
Robotics
Operations Research Methods
Rehabilitation Engineering

Other Subject Areas Available at DCU
Accounting
Business
Communications
Computer Science
Education Studies
Finance
Health Sciences
Intercultural Studies
International Relations
Journalism
Languages
Law and Government
Management
Mathematical Sciences
Media
Science

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