“I get inspiration from my students”: Ben Taylor on teaching Kazakhs English 

“I get inspiration from my students”: Ben Taylor on teaching Kazakhs English  Ben Taylor-English Language Coordinator e-mail:  btaylor70@gmail.com    – Ben, could you tell us how it appeared that you ended up in Kazakhstan?  – After graduation, I was preparing to build a career as an English teacher outside the United States. When I was 22, I …

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“All this is inspiring”: Kirill Ossin on the exchange program and a trip to the USA 

“All this is inspiring”: Kirill Ossin on the exchange program and a trip to the USA  Kirill Ossin – Director of Eco Mangystau NGI Program: Community Connection 2010s (USAID) and IVLP 2019 e-mail:  OsinKirill@gmail.com   – You became a member of the IVLP program in 2019. Could you tell us more about it?    “I have been working on the topic of ecology, in particular …

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“Nothing is impossible in life”: Bekbolat Izbassarov about studying in the United States

“Nothing is impossible in life”: Bekbolat Izbassarov about studying in the United States Bekbolat Izbassarov – Deputy Head of the Health Department of Aktobe region Program: Hubert Humphrey 2017  – When and how did you decide to become a member of the program?  – I have always dreamed of studying abroad, especially in the United States. I’ve heard a …

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Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant program

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program (FLTA) Kazakhstan 2022-2023 Academic Year Program Purpose  The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program (FLTA) helps U.S. universities strengthen Kazakh language instruction, while providing current or future teachers of English in Kazakhstan the opportunity to refine their skills, increase their English-language proficiency, and extend their knowledge of U.S. society …

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TechWomen Program

TechWomen is an Initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to advance the status of women and girls around the world and promote development in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to enable women to reach their full potential. The Spring 2022 TechWomen application is now …

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“A lot of people probably thought that I worked hard to get the award, but once I received it, I would stop. Now I have a lot more cases”

“A lot of people probably thought that I worked hard to get the award, but once I received it, I would stop. Now I have a lot more cases” –Aiman Umarova said about receiving the International Woman of Courage Award  Aiman Umarova is a human rights lawyer, member of the National Council of Public Trust  U.S. State Department Exchange Program: IVLP “Women preventing violent extremism and terrorism” (2015), IVLP “Combating violence against women and children” (2018) Facebook:   aiman.umarova Instagram:  @aiman_umarova

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“30 Years Together”: Exchange Alumni Stories

Exchange programs are one of the most important components for the bilateral friendship between the United States and Kazakhstan. Since 1990 over 13,000 Kazakhstanis have participated in a U.S. Government-funded exchange program in the United States, experiencing its multicultural richness, developing new skills, and sharing their experiences with their communities in Kazakhstan. This year, as …

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Fulbright Foreign Student Program (2022-2023 Academic Year)

The Fulbright Foreign Student program offers graduate students and young professionals the opportunity to study in the United States and earn a master’s degree.   Eligible Fields of Studies  The Fulbright Foreign Student program is open to all fields of study except the medical sciences. Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens of Kazakhstan, residing in Kazakhstan at …

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“Getting an education in the USA has always been my dream”: Assem Izmukhanova about the Fulbright FLTA program

“Getting an education in the USA has always been my dream”: Assem Izmukhanova about the Fulbright FLTA program Assem Izmukhanova – Senior Teacher of English at Almaty Management University Program:  Fulbright FLTA Instagram:  @mandniche   Getting an education in the USA has always been my dream. I have an uncle who showed me that studying in the US is possible. By looking …

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“Between the Lines” International Writing Program

The Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau’s Cultural Programs Division, in partnership with the International Writing Program (IWP) at The University of Iowa, announces a call for nominations for the 2021 “Between the Lines: Peace and the Writing Experience (BTL)” Program.  In a virtual format, BTL will bring together young writers between the ages of 15 and 18 …

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“My life has turned 360 degrees”: Aigerim Khafizova about the training program and a trip to the USA

“My life has turned 360 degrees”: Aigerim Khafizova about the training program and a trip to the USA Aigerim Khafizova – Co-founder and Manager of the Edgravity Online-University Program: Fulbright Foreign Student Program (2015, New York, USA), Edmund S. Muskie Internship Program (2015, San Francisco, USA) “The Fulbright program was my dream” – The Fulbright program …

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Fulbright Teaching Excellence And Achievement Program (Media Literacy Cohort ) 2021-2022

The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (Fulbright TEA) Media Literacy Cohort is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by former United States Senator William Fulbright of Arkansas. Fulbright grants are awarded to students, scholars, teachers and other professionals …

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Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program

The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (Fulbright TEA) Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by former United States Senator William Fulbright of Arkansas. Fulbright grants are awarded to students, scholars, teachers and other professionals from the …

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Global UGRAD 2021-2022

The Embassy of the United States of America in Kazakhstan is pleased to announce the academic year 2021 – 2022 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) will open on January 4, 2021. This program provides a scholarship for one semester of non-degree, full-time academic study at a U.S. college or university, combined with community service, …

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2021 Community Engagement Exchange Program

The Community Engagement Exchange Program is a transformational year-long leadership development program designed to enable civil society leaders, ages 20-27 from communities in over 100 countries to harness the power of networks, relationships, and information for the public good, specifically on issues related to civic dialogue and peacebuilding, open and participatory government, women and gender, …

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2021 TechGirls Program

Summary:   The Youth Programs Division, Office of Citizen Exchanges, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), is pleased to announce the 2021 TechGirls program for high school-aged girls from the Middle East and North Africa, and Central Asia who have a demonstrated interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.  Program Description:   TechGirls is an …

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Community Solutions Program 2021

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS PROGRAM (CSP) The Community Solutions Program (CSP), sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and implemented by IREX, provides community leaders from around the world with an intensive, professional development exchange program in the United States from August to December 2021. CSP fellows gain …

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Future Leaders Exchange Program 2021-2022

The exchange program for high school students (FLEX) provides high-school students a chance of free training in the US for one year. The FLEX program is sponsored by the State Department of the United States of America and accepts high school students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Georgia, Greece,  Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, …

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MakerCamp Projects: Dental Implant, Chatbot Diagnosis of Depression and Anti-racism Chatbot

How did the first free online tech camp for girls go July 27, 2020 – After two weeks of intensive and everyday virtual lessons MakerCamp was over. The camp was organized by the American Corner and MakerSpace in Nur-Sultan with the support of the U.S. Embassy and sponsorship of Chevron. The girls learned to write …

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The U.S. Embassy launches girls’ tech camp in seven cities of Kazakhstan

Classes will be held online and offline in the capital city, Karaganda, Pavlodar, Petropavlovsk, Uralsk, Aktobe and Ust-Kamenogorsk The Makercamp for Girls Technical Camp, organized in Nur-Sultan last year, expands its geographic reach to seven cities, and for the first time will be held in an online format. Online classes will begin on July 13 …

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Notice of Funding Opportunity – English Access Microscholarship Program

Department of State – Embassy of the United States, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan Notice of Funding Opportunity Program Office: Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy, Nur-Sultan Funding Opportunity Title: Design and Implementation of the English Access Microscholarship Programs in Kazakhstan Announcement Type: Cooperative Agreement Funding Opportunity Number: DOS-KAZ-NS-AEECA-20-009 Deadline for Applications: July 15, 2020 (11:59 p.m. Nur-Sultan time …

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Notice of Funding Opportunity – EducationUSA Student Advising, Shymkent

The U.S. Consulate General in Almaty, Kazakhstan, acting through the Office of Public Affairs (PAS), is pleased to announce a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the following program: EDUCATIONUSA STUDENT ADVISING – SHYMKENT. The awardee will conduct EducationUSA Student Advising in Shymkent and surrounding areas, coordinating regular events with American Corner Shymkent. EducationUSA is a U.S. …

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Fulbright Visiting Scholar program (2021-2022 Academic Year)

Fulbright Visiting Scholar awards are offered to experienced Kazakhstani professionals, university faculty members and researchers at think-tanks and relevant governmental and non-governmental organizations (with ten years or more professional experience) to pursue advanced research. Applicants requesting support for a full academic year (two semesters) must provide a timeline of research activities. Final grant dates will …

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The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program (2021-2022 Academic Year)

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides accomplished young and mid-career professionals with ten months of non-degree academic study, leadership development, and professional enrichment in the United States. Humphrey Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and commitment to public service either in the public or the private sector. 14 universities across the …

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Stay Home and Learn English with the Regional English Language Office

The Regional English Language Office is pleased to offer FREE resources for learners of English. 👫Resources for LEARNERS OF ENGLISH ✅ Online Courses (MOOCS). These Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) help pre-intermediate, intermediate, and advanced level learners improve their English skills in five major career fields. Each MOOC is self-paced and is five weeks long. ✅ Voice of America: Learning English. Learning English …

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Stay Home and Teach English with the Regional English Language Office

The Regional English Language Office is pleased to offer FREE resources for teachers of English. 👩‍🏫Resources for TEACHERS OF ENGLISH ✅ Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on Teaching with Education Technology and more! Self–paced MOOCs offer participants the opportunity to take MOOCs at their own pace. However, there are suggested enrollment schedules to help participants structure their learning. ✅ Webinars (featuring Education Technology methods!) live streaming at the American English for Educators Facebook page.  American English for Educators is a Facebook page …

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International Writing Program: “Between the Lines: Peace and the Writing Experience” 

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Cultural Programs Division, in partnership with the International Writing Program (IWP) at The University of Iowa, offers “Between the Lines: Peace and the Writing Experience.” Thirty writers aged 15–18 years will participate in a two-week creative writing residency at the University of Iowa on July 11–July 25, …

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Central Asian Journalism Summer Institute (2020 Application)

Now accepting applications for the 2020 Summer Institute in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic The Central Asian Journalism Summer Institute provides early-career journalists and journalism students with the skills they need to launch successful careers in journalism and media. The Summer Institute will provide an interactive curriculum to develop participants’ skills in areas such as data journalism, …

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BRIDGE-U: A New Funding Opportunity under the STIP APS

The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) U.S. Global Development Lab is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity: Bringing Research to Impact for Development, Global Engagement, and Utilization (BRIDGE-U). BRIDGE-U aims to engage Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in USAID Partner Countries to promote the effective utilization of existing research outputs for development programs, …

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BRIDGE-Train: A New Funding Opportunity under the STIP APS

The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) U.S. Global Development Lab is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity: Building Research and Innovation, Generating Evidence, and Training (BRIDGE-Train). BRIDGE-Train aims to support institutional partnerships between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in USAID Partner Countries and U.S.-based HEIs to develop research, innovation, and training centers for …

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2020 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA)

The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (Fulbright TEA) Program brings international secondary-level teachers to the United States for a six-week program that offers academic seminars for professional development at a host university. Participants observe classrooms and share their expertise with teachers and students at the host university and at local secondary schools.

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Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program

(GENERAL PEDAGOGY) The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (Fulbright TEA) Program brings international secondary-level teachers to the United States for a six-week program that offers academic seminars for professional development at a host university. Participants observe classrooms and share their expertise with teachers and students at the host university and at local secondary schools. Program …

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The English Access Micro-scholarship program, 2019-2021

Notification of Funding Opportunity 2019 Funding Opportunity: Kazakhstan: DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ENGLISH ACCESS MICROSCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, 2019-2021 Announcement Type: Cooperative Agreement Funding Amount: Up to $187,000 total funding for implementing Access program in up to 6 sites.  Applicants are invited to submit proposals for from one to six sites. Typically, it is approximately $31,000 …

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Fulbright Visiting Scholar program

2020 – 2021 FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR PROGRAM Core Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program One Semester to Two Semesters Fulbright Visiting Scholar awards are offered to experienced Kazakhstani professionals, university faculty members and researchers at think-tanks and relevant governmental and non-governmental organizations (with ten years or more professional experience) to pursue advanced research. Applicants requesting support for a …

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The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program: 2020-2021 Academic Year

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides accomplished young and mid-career professionals with ten months of non-degree academic study, leadership development, and professional enrichment in the United States. Humphrey Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and commitment to public service either in the public or the private sector. The application deadline is …

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American English Live: Teacher Development Series 5

The Regional English Language Office is pleased to offer American English Live: Teacher Development Series 5. The 6 online seminars of the course cover a variety of topics and are intended for teachers of English or future teachers of English around the world. Participants who attend 4 out of the 6 webinars will receive e-certificates. Participants …

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Professional Fellows Exchange Program: Fall 2019 Program announcement and application

The University of Oklahoma will host mid-level emerging leaders in small or start-up business ventures, business administration, NGOs, business education, incubation hubs, community training programs or social entrepreneurship from Kazakhstan for five-week professional exchange program in the United States during October 19 – November 16, 2019. The program aims to provide professional experience and training that …

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STUDY OF THE U.S. INSTITUTES FOR WOMEN LEADERSHIP

Description: Study of the U.S. Institutes for Women Leadership is an intensive short-term academic program for undergraduate female student leaders with a deeper understanding of the United States while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills.  The Institute will focus on two major areas: developing participants’ leadership skills in areas such as critical thinking, communication, decision-making, and managerial …

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U.S. Fulbright Professor comes to Kazakhstan to teach and do research on investment climate

Lehigh University International Relations Professor  Dinissa Duvanova  was selected to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. Professor Duvanova will use the Fulbright Scholarship to combine fieldwork for her book project: “Regulatory Discretion and Discretionary Regulation in Post-Communist States” and teaching at Alma University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Professor Duvanova’s field research focuses on state regulation of business and how it affects Kazakhstani investment climate. …

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Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators

  STUDY OF THE U.S. INSTITUTES FOR SECONDARY EDUCATORS   Description: Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators is an intensive post-graduate level academic program with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign secondary educators and administrators the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions.  The ultimate goal …

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Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars

STUDY OF THE U.S. INSTITUTES FOR SCHOLARS   Description: Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars is an intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign university faculty and other scholars the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions. The goal of the …

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Study of the U.S. Institutes for Women Leadership

STUDY OF THE U.S. INSTITUTES FOR WOMEN LEADERSHIP   Description: Study of the U.S. Institutes for Women Leadership is an intensive short-term academic program for undergraduate female student leaders with a deeper understanding of the United States while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills.  The Institute will focus on two major areas: developing participants’ leadership skills in …

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American English Live Seminars

American English Live: Teacher Development Series   American English Live: Teacher Development sessions are 60-minute web-based seminars on a variety of topics on English language teaching techniques & methodologies presented by U.S. TESOL professionals. Sessions include visual presentations, videos, and discussions and the courses are grouped in sets of 6 seminars that take place every …

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#EnglishWithUS: U.S. Embassy Launches Search for Brand Ambassadors of English in Kazakhstan

The U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan is glad to announce a contest to select Brand Ambassadors of the English language in Kazakhstan, part of a year-long campaign to promote English learning called #EnglishWithUs.  We encourage all residents of Kazakhstan who wish to improve their English to apply by December 15 for the title of Brand Ambassador …

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#EnglishWithUS: Official Video Contest Rules

Contest Sponsors The #EnglishWithUS Brand Ambassador Contest is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Astana (the “Contest Sponsors”). Description of Contest Objectives The contest seeks to promote the study of English in Kazakhstan by highlighting the many ways speaking English can benefit people.  Participants in this contest must submit …

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Applications are open for 2018-2019 Global UGRAD program

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  It is a fully-funded scholarship for one semester of non-degree academic study at an assigned U.S. college or university. Participants are emerging leaders committed to their home communities.  During the Program, Global UGRAD participants …

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Professional English Language for Journalists Program

The Professional English language training program for journalists is designed to support the aspiration of Kazakhstan to develop the professionalism of Kazakhstani journalists and expand knowledge of the English language as it becomes a trilingual society. It is delivered by the British Council on behalf of the US Embassy in Kazakhstan. The program will incorporate …

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Educators from the Muhammad Ali Center come to Kazakhstan

Float Like a Butterfly, Sting like a Bee:  Muhammad Ali Center Trainers Teach Kazakhstani Youth.  Two American trainers from the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky participated in a summer boxing camp for 30 youth and their trainers from six different regions of Kazakhstan August 15-19.  At the camp, organized through a partnership between the U.S. Embassy in …

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Fulbright Foreign Student Program (2017-2018 Academic Year)

The Fulbright Foreign Student program offers graduate students and young professionals the opportunity to study in the United States and earn a master’s degree. Eligible Fields of Studies The Fulbright Foreign Student program is open to all fields of study except the medical sciences. Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens of Kazakhstan, residing in Kazakhstan at …

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Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA)

The Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program provides international teachers with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge about the United States. TEA consists of a six-week non-degree, non-credit customized academic program including seminars on new teaching methodologies, curriculum development, lesson planning, and instructional technology. …

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FULBRIGHT FOREIGN STUDENT PROGRAM (2017-2018 Academic Year)

The Fulbright Foreign Student program offers graduate students and young professionals the opportunity to study in the United States and earn a master’s degree. Eligible Fields of Studies The Fulbright Foreign Student program is open to all fields of study except the medical sciences. Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens of Kazakhstan, residing in Kazakhstan at …

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