In addition to the Salesian Courses offered, students at the Institute of Salesian Studies (ISS) have ample opportunity for pastoral updating & pursuing specific interests in religious education, thanks to the wide array of theological courses available at the Graduate Theological Union (GTU). The ISS is fully affiliated with the Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology (DSPT), a member school of the GTU. This also enables students to enroll in graduate courses at the world-renowned University of California at Berkeley (UC Berkeley).
The ISS is located in Berkeley California, where residents reap the benefits of an international religious community, as well as experience the richness of cultural diversity in the San Francisco Bay Area. Residents live with the Salesian community at Don Bosco Hall, which is ideally situated between UC Berkeley and the GTU: only a short walk from Downtown Berkeley, where BART provides transportation to most of the San Francisco Bay Area.