IUS stands for International University Studies, and is aimed at American college students who have a strong desire to speak the Spanish language and understand the Spanish culture. The institution describes itself as providing ‘a quality extension of a liberal arts education’, and has been working since 1993. They aim to make available to students a study abroad opportunity that acts as cultural, personal, and academic enrichment. Students choose their classes from a range of beginning, intermediate and advanced-level courses, many of which may fulfill core curriculum requirements at their home university or college. All of these (with some exceptions) are entirely taught in Spanish, as more advanced students also have the chance to register for courses at the University of Seville or set up a Special Study Project to pursue a course of study outside the IUS curriculum.