A group of students in the International program taking a photo together.


The Global Diversity Program Coordinator serves UNLV’s international student community. They are responsible for creating programs facilitating student workshops, and providing resources with the goal of affirming, educating, and empowering international students. The Program Coordinator is also responsible for advocating with and for international students needs.

Zainub Cementwala

Zainub Cementwala

Meet the Coordinator

Zainub Cementwala (she/her/hers) currently serves as the Global Diversity Program Coordinator. She holds an M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from New York University, and a B.A. in English with an Education minor from the University of California, Berkeley. A child of Indian Muslim immigrants, Zainub speaks Gujarati and Hindi, and is (very, very slowly) learning Arabic and Japanese. Her research passions include the international student experience and students with disabilities. Before coming to UNLV, Zainub was a member of the International Advisory Committee at NYU while pursuing her graduate degree. She has also worked and lived in Abu Dhabi, UAE for a year. She has traveled to several countries, including India, Pakistan, Yemen, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia. She is an avid fan of anime, music, and Bollywood.

Services & Programs

The following are key programs and services offered to UNLV students:


  • International Welcome Lunch
  • Scary Stories Around the World
  • Parade of Flags
  • International Education Week
  • International Student Trips


  • International Student Scholarship Database (Coming Soon)
  • The International Student Survival Guide (Coming Soon)
  • Pathways to US Residency & Citizenship Guide (Coming Soon)


There are many resources and services available for student success at UNLV and our local community. The following is a sampling of those resources:

On Campus