Student Accommodation in Madison
Madison is the capital of Wisconsin and is located in south-central Wisconsin. It dates back to 1856, and it is named after James Madison, the fourth U.S. President. In terms of population, it is the second-largest city in Wisconsin after Milwaukee. Lake Mendota and Lake Monona are in the heart of the capital, creating scenery for everyone visiting or living there.
Living in a student housing in Madison as an international student, you are presented with the opportunity to study at leading universities and colleges. The University of Wisconsin is the most famous university in the city with more than 43,000 students. Madison Area Technical College offers more than 180 degree and certificate programs to choose from.
Wisconsin State Capitol is the tallest building in the city, inaugurated in 1917, and Capitol Square is a famous location for events, concerts, and markets like Dane County Farmer’s Market. If you are an art-lover, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art organizes live music performances and visual art events. Additionally, the city has the Chazen Museum of Art, a part of the University of Wisconsin and an art destination that is very popular between students. The city is also full of public parks, most of which are pet-friendly with more than ten off-leash dog parks. You can check this map of Madison parks to plan your fun activities near your accommodation.
Transportation while living in Madison are easy and affordable. Bus Rapid Transit is a fast and frequent bus route reaching all around the capital. There is a bus service serving the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus and off-campus living areas, offering four routes (80, 81, 82, and 84) free of charge. You can check this interactive campus map to check these routes. Moreover, riding a bicycle in Madison is a reliable way to move around as the city was awarded the status of “Platinum Bicycle Friendly Community” making it an ideal place for those who prefer to travel light by bicycle!