Canada and the United States are both well known for their prestigious universities and institutes, which allow them to spearhead the (bio)medical technology sector. However, education and research are not the only things they have to offer. For example, North America is known for its natural beauty, as seen in the stunning national parks and Niagara Falls. During our stay, we have followed a varied program between education, culture and nature.  

Canada and the United States of America

Unfortunately, our trip was limited to three weeks, so we could only visit a selection of cities. Therefore, we are traveled to Toronto, Montreal, Boston and New York respectively. We departed on Friday 9th of September and the tour lasted for 22 days. The duration of our stay in each city was as follows:

Our schedule of our trip can be found below. More information on our cultural and educational learnings during the trip, can be found here

DayDateType of activityDescription
Friday9 SeptTravelTravel to Toronto
Saturday10 SeptLeisure timeHandle the Jetlag
Sunday11 SeptCultureNiagara Falls
  TravelBus to Hamilton
Monday12 SeptCompany visitUniversity of Waterloo
  TravelBus to Toronto
Tuesday13 SeptCompany visitSunnybrook 
Wednesday14 SeptCompany visitConsulate Toronto
  Company visitSiemens
Thursday15 SeptCompany visitTransMedTech at St Justin
  Company visitPolytechnique Montréal
Friday16 SeptCulture Notre-Dame Basilica Montréal
  Leisure time 
Saturday17 SeptCultureRafting
Sunday18 SeptTravelBus to Boston
  CultureStop in White Mountain National Forest
  TravelArrival Boston
Monday19 SeptCompany visitBioMEMS-group
  Company visitNewman Lab
Tuesday20 SeptCompany visitLanger Lab
  CultureBrewery tasting
Wednesday21 SeptCompany visitWyss Institute
  CultureBoston Public Library
Thursday22 SeptCompany visitHarvard
  Leisure timeMuseum of Fine Arts
Friday23 SeptCompany visitPhilips
  CultureBoston Harbor Islands Cruise
Saturday24 SeptCultureBoston Freedom Trail
Sunday25 SeptTravelTrain to New York City
  Leisure timeTimes Square and Empire State Building
Monday26 SeptCompany visitTeunissen Lab
Tuesday27 SeptCompany visitHospital for Special Surgery
Wednesday28 SeptCultureCentral Park
  Company visitGordana Lab
Thursday29 SeptCulture Ellis Island
  CultureBrooklyn Bridge and 9/11 Memorial
  CultureIce Hockey game
Friday30 SeptCompany visitMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  CultureClosing lunch