The very first step we recommend international students take before searching for housing is to secure guest housing with UWM. Guest housing provides you with a guaranteed temporary living space while you search for more long-term housing around the UWM area.
We strongly recommend contacting Guest Housing by either email or phone to make arrangements for your first few weeks to one month in Milwaukee. Do this as soon as you know when you will be coming to Milwaukee to make sure guest housing does not fill up. Guest housing also allows for spouses and families with children for a temporary period, so all guests are welcomed.
Another option you may want to consider is booking an Airbnb in the Milwaukee area. Airbnb allows for up guests to stay up to 10 nights in a 12 month period, so this may provide you a place to stay for a short period while finalizing housing plans.