While working at Georgia State University one evening, Norma Hills received a phone call. A man calling from Northern Italy was looking for an Intensive English program in Atlanta where he could enroll his new rising star employee, Sergino.
With all of her children grown and her job ending soon, she thought, “I can teach English to Sergino!” She quickly explained to the gentleman the details of her education background and offered to write a proposal! A week later Norma mailed off a proposal offering to open her home to his young Italian employee for Intensive English practice with a focus on business English coupled with an internship at the company’s Atlanta location. Sergino stayed with Norma and her husband, David for six months. That was the beginning of the business, and since that first student in 1991, over 15,000 students have studied English at English for Internationals!
Over the past 27 years, some things about the school have changed, but many have stayed the same. The focus is still to “Move Internationals Students Forward” in a fun and safe environment. English for Internationals still employs instructors trained in English acquisition and arranges many excursions around the metro Atlanta area allowing students to explore Atlanta in a fun and educational way.