Anna Del Savio

Anna is passionate about education and women's rights. She is involved in photography in her school, a youth-led organization that works with local government on issues ranging from sustainability to youth/police relations, and education through her work at a daycare. Her goals for the year are to improve her Spanish and develop close relationships with her host family and other fellows. Her favorite quote is ÐComing back to where you started is not the same as never leavingÓ - Terry Pratchett.


Uncaptured Moments

“A picture says a thousand words” I’ve never understood that. I love taking photos, looking through photos, trying to pick out stories from photos – but they will always have some shortcomings that words don’t have. Coming into my last month in my community, I have occasionally felt stressed about all the photos I haven’t…

16 March, 2016

An Average Day

My weekdays here in Otavalo, Ecuador start either waking up as my sister comes into the room to get her school clothes, waking up as a fly dedicates its morning to buzzing around my head and landing on my face, or sleeping through my alarms and rushing to get to school on time. My first…

01 March, 2016


​I've been thinking over my vision stand more and I've realized that it wasn't really tailored to me. I wrote things I thought I should want, things I though anyone would need to get out of a gap year. But in writing that vision stand, I never thought about me; I never thought about where…

29 October, 2015

Where I’ll Be

Over a month ago we made first drafts of “Vision Stands,” describing where we hope to be at the end of our Global Citizen Year experience. I’ve had some technical difficulties with posting, hence this being so late, and my opinions on some of these things have changed in the meantime, but I thought I’d…

20 October, 2015

Step One

Here’s a very late post that was meant for right after PDT! I’m currently a few thousand miles up in the air, somewhere between San Francisco and Houston, and I can’t seem to settle on any one emotion. I’m excited, I’m nervous, I’m sad, I’m happy, and I’m absolutely terrified. I’m sad to leave all…

16 October, 2015

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Anna Del Savio