Life in China

As I write this piece in my local coffee shop in Foshan, China – Guangdong Province, I find that I am reflective. There has been so much that has happened in the time since I traversed over the Atlantic from the United States to China. When people ask how my experience has been here, it’sContinue reading “Life in China”

Life as an American in Ecuador

    The first time I traveled to Ecuador was May 2017…. Freshly out of my first post-graduate job, and ready for something new, adventurous, and radical.  I don’t think I could have ever imagined two years later I would be sitting with a girlfriend in an apartment in Quito, capital of Ecuador, 9,350 feetContinue reading “Life as an American in Ecuador”


      If you follow Marc For Short regularly (or know me personally), you’re probably aware that I  frequent  Canada, and was actually there for a bit. And whether you know me personally or not, you may be asking…why?   Great question.   Well, If you’re anything like my granny you’d assume it wasContinue reading “Air”

How to Obtain Your U.S. Passport

  Need a Passport? It’s easy!   If you are reading this, you have either made plans to go abroad or you’re toying with the idea.  No matter what stage you find yourself, getting a passport might seem daunting.     What do you need? Where do you go? How much does it cost?     ButContinue reading “How to Obtain Your U.S. Passport”

Peppermint Power

As I enter a new role in recruiting and a new year approaches, there is a lot to reflect on. If you know me personally, you know I never stop eating, so yep— I am reflecting on food. Particularly, snacks from all the college fairs or school visits I’ve attended… There are levels to this.Continue reading “Peppermint Power”

Dear Younger Me

Inspired by a talk with  Daryce If you had the chance to have a chat with the younger version of yourself, what would you tell them? Do you think your conversation would be more casual, like meeting up with an old friend? Or more assertive, like warning and demanding. We’ve all had those moments of,Continue reading “Dear Younger Me”

Culture Clash

The Clash A couple of weeks ago, my job afforded me the opportunity to sit at a table where a real-life debate fueled by ethnicity and our American history got uncomfortably amazing! It was a diverse table of college recruiters enjoying a Mexican meal in between fairs. I think we were discussing the upcoming electionContinue reading “Culture Clash”