Students International was founded in 1982 as a language school and subsequently accredited by The British Council. The Guardianship scheme developed in 1992 and takes care of students over a large part of the UK. Mrs Blythe retains the personal guardianship of all students with the help of local host families and co-ordinators. A family atmosphere, 24 hour contact and individual care are paramount. The company also runs the TESOL teacher training courses, and has a small full time study centre. Students in the guardianship scheme have access to additional tuition and academic support if required during holiday periods.