Enjoy a learning experience in Russia, a multiethnic country with a population of approximately 140 million, on a land mass that spans nine time zones. Moscow is the medieval and modern capital of Russia. This ancient city is the central place in the historical development of the Russian empire. Moscow is the center of the arts in Russia, and is home of the Bolshoi Theatre. Students take courses at the Moscow Higher School of Social and Economic Sciences (MHSSES). These courses, which focus on advanced-level rhetorical language skills are held two mornings a week. MHSSES places students in internships that reflect their professional interests. This is a highly independent experience in a global city.