For international students If you come to the university of Wisconsin-madison, make aure to see if there are anybody else fromtour country or near your country coming in that same year. It is a lot easier to make friends that way because you can already connect with someone. You should also make sure if there is any students already attending the school you are going to from your country.
When I went to University of Wisconsin I already had a friend from the same town coming in with me and it made it alot more fun and easy to make friends and go to social gatherings because you alreadfy have a friend. You can always with your friend meet more people that are close to your country and make friends because they know your culture better than any American. It will make your transtition to college life way easier and more fun when you have searched for people from your country and countries near you.