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Assalamu Alaikum all,

 

I am a university student studying in Canada with hopes to going to medical school. I have been looking at medical schools outside of Canada and I have found that Australia to be a really nice country, especially Sydney and I am considering applying there. Everything I have seen so far is online and I do not know if what I have seen is only the good. I was hoping I could get any of you to tell me what life is like in Sydney, is there much racism? is it expensive? is halal food hard to come by, especially something light on the wallet with me being an international student? Also is there any major Lebanese mosques/ markaz (centre) in Sydney as I wouldn't want to move there and end up without a mosque. I am so sorry in advancefor the loaded questions, and your help will be greatly appreciated!

 

Hussein

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Assalamu Alaikum all,

 

I am a university student studying in Canada with hopes to going to medical school. I have been looking at medical schools outside of Canada and I have found that Australia to be a really nice country, especially Sydney and I am considering applying there. Everything I have seen so far is online and I do not know if what I have seen is only the good. I was hoping I could get any of you to tell me what life is like in Sydney, is there much racism? is it expensive? is halal food hard to come by, especially something light on the wallet with me being an international student? Also is there any major Lebanese mosques/ markaz (centre) in Sydney as I wouldn't want to move there and end up without a mosque. I am so sorry in advancefor the loaded questions, and your help will be greatly appreciated!

 

Hussein

 

 

Wasalam,

 

YES! There are heaps of Lebanese Muslims in Sydney. 

Your questions would depend on where in Sydney you are considering to move too (and again, this would depend on which university you are applying for). 

 

Which Universities are you looking at? Are you wanting to live close to the Uni or are you okay with a short drive/commute to classes? 

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Thank you so much for your reply! If anything I will be applying to the University of Sydney medical school, which from what I can tell is downtown Sydney ( am I correct?) I would not mind living a short commute away as long as I have easy access to public transport. I'm the type of person that likes to know everything, or at least everything, before starting something. I have been looking at apartments and boy are rents expensive, everything I have seen is like $400 a week! So to sum it all up if I were to move to Sydney where would be ideal for me to live which is fairly inexpensive, with access to a mosque and halal food?

 

Thanks in advance,

Hussein

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Salam the best place to stay is in arncliff a lot of halal marketing and the main Shia mosque al zahra there. Catch a train that take you to 2 different top uni will take you 50 minutes more or less. Life here is more expenisive than Canada as I been there. Community here is great. No crazy rasicm like in America. everyone live their fair life work/studies home eat sleep lol.

And pray

There are cheap for a small 1 room apartment somewhere in the kogarah or rockdale area.

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salam ,

Me and my family is planning to Sydney in March, we are a family of 5. Two adults and three small kids.  Can someone help us find a decent accommodation where we can stay. We are very flexible to share the house with any shia family if required or can lease as i heard many people in Australia do private Lease. My contact email is aalirizvi@yahoo.com, as finding a house initially with no job even if you have funds available is a difficult hurdle.Needless to say who will give what for doing good to a shia family in need.

 

 

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