Accommodation and food services

The Accommodation Service exists to help trainees settle down at the ARLAC Campus. We have over forty years’ experience of hosting international guests. We currently offer 28 accommodation rooms in our 3 blocks of residence. These are en-suite study bedrooms fitted with televisions and coffee making utensils. Internet access is free in all bedrooms and classrooms. The canteen provides students with readily available, fresh, nutritional, tasty food to help support their study and well-being, and fuel the most challenging of days. It caters for a vast variety of food preferences, diets and allergies, and will always be at hand to listen to personal catering needs and provide comprehensive information on the products served.


ARLAC has an eye to health and social values of sport. Apart from the fact that sport is recreational and enjoyable, inspiring and thrilling, it also brings students together and leads to friendships. Sport contributes to self-development, perseverance and of course good health. Sport does more; it shapes people and teaches them to handle winning and losing. Sport reinforces community spirit. In short, sport is packed with benefits for whole Centre community. ARLAC takes the position that these benefits accruing from sports should be promoted and hence is planning to construct a pavilion with facilities for sports and physical activities, such as athletics, football, gymnastics, tennis, swimming, body building, volleyball, basketball, badminton, table tennis, etc. Currently trainees can enjoy jogging.


The Medical Service provides routine health care and a first aid box, and can refer trainees to specialists, clinics and hospitals in Harare if there is a need. ARLAC encourages trainees with chronic conditions to carry their prescribed medication.


ARLAC endeavours to support the vocation of the trainees by tending matters of the heart and spirit and providing resources that enable men and women to grow into a deeper spiritual maturity. The Centre seeks to create an atmosphere, among trainees and staff, where the following values are cherished:

  • Truthfulness
  • Accountability
  • Responsibility
  • Righteousness
  • Tolerance

Trainees can request the use of breakaway rooms for quiet meditation.


ARLAC strives to provide an environment conducive for academic pursuit to resident trainees through ensuring that standing rules and regulations are observed and complied with at all times. ARLAC is accredited and hosted by the Government of Zimbabwe as a diplomatic mission. To this end the Zimbabwe Republic Police seconds two armed officers from its Personal Protection Unit to the Centre. Police officers are at the Centre around the clock.