Eleanor Bryant-Frost page

image001Pictured left to right, Gözde from Turkey, Chiara from Italy, Ayce from Germany, Anna-Maria from Austria, Naama from Israel, Oskar from Sweden, Yuka from Japan, Emilė from Lithuania, me, Nicaea from New Mexico USA; our farewell party in Terrasson)


My name is Eleanor Bryant-Frost, I’m 19 years old and I just came back from a three-week adventure in France around the Bordeaux / Périgord area. I had a fantastic time; as a language student, it came as an amazing opportunity for me to polish up my French (which I certainly did!). I spent 10 days with my host family in Bordeaux and got the chance to see beautiful architecture, stunning sights and even got to visit the lovely beaches of La Rochelle and the beautiful town of Saint Emilion. I spent another 10 days with an international youth camp in the Périgord Noir and made so many friends for life from all over the world. I now have links to Italy, the USA, Israel, Japan and many more amazing places! I canoed for five hours down the River Isle, climbed the Great Dune of Pyla (the tallest sand dune in Europe), swam in the Dordogne, visited the Lascaux Caves, toured medieval castles and beautiful gothic French towns like Sarlat and Terrasson. I helped run a wine festival, raised money for underprivileged children suburbs and even got the opportunity to have lunch and play with them – such a rewarding experience. This Lions Youth Exchange programme has been such a fantastic experience; I’ve broadened my horizons far further than I ever expected to, done so many interesting things, pushed myself to the limits and all-in-all had a three week trip I’ll never forget!

image003(Me and my host family in the beautiful Saint Emilion) 


(Me, Oskar from Sweden and Dorothée from Madagascar after canoeing – we were the best team!)

(The camp members posing in front of the scenic countryside of the Périgord Noir!)

image009 (Me and some camp members enjoying some champagne!)

 (Some close friends I made – left to right, Caitlyn from Minnesota USA, me, Naama from Israel, Chiara from Italy. We’re all planning to meet up again soon!)

(Everyone enjoying the sun and sand at the beach behind the Great Dune of Pyla!)


 (The Great Dune of Pyla – it was so difficult to climb but exhilarating once we reached the top!)

 (The Lions youth camp members at the summer camp for underprivileged children from Paris after a morning of playing together!)