Actually, there are low-cost options for you H'burg. Some places will hold you responsible individually, even though you are renting an apartment with others. For example, rent for a three bedroom apartment could be $600/mon. Each occupant signs a lease, agreeing to $200/mon. This way, if your housemate leaves you aren't stuck scrambling to find another person to take their place.
If you google it, there are several companies to choose from to help find what you are looking for. You can also contact the student affairs office at the school you are attending. They will have some people that are very helpful to international students.
Get involved with the organization on campus for international students. The EMU population is very friendly and willing to help you adjust. Everything from grocery shopping to taking someone to an airport.
My personal experience has been that the quicker you get in contact with other international students, the easier you will adjust. Good Luck!