Gary Claassen


Gary Claassen

County Director

Silicon Valley, CA

Gary joined International Students in 2017 and he and his wife Lily absolutely love fostering a global community, mentoring team members, and supporting students in their goals to make a difference around the globe. International students are truly courageous as they leave home in this season of life and Gary’s teams are equipped to be extended family for them.

With teams building relationships with students at:
San Jose State University, Northeastern University San Jose, Santa Clara University, San Francisco Bay University, UC Santa Cruz, The Middlebury Institute of International Studies, De Anza College, Foothill College, Mission College, Ohlone College Fremont, San Jose City College

“You shall love the stranger for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.”
-God the Father (Deuteronomy 10:19)

“I was a stranger and you welcomed me .. whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
-Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 25:35,40)

It’s rare a ministry has both a global reach and an eternal impact.
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