Since I will be finishing my AA by this coming summer, I was hoping to try to do an R.E.U. during next summer. I just had a few questions regarding REUs if any of you don't mind helping me out here. My school is a small state school, so my advisors were of little help when I asked them. 1. Where is a good site to find REU opportunities? I found this one http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/list_result.cfm?unitid=69, but not sure if there are better ones out there? 2. Is it ideal to try to get into an REU at a college you will apply to for grad school or does that not help your chances of getting into that college later on? 3. At this point, I am leaning towards focusing on theoretical high-energy astrophysics as my sub-field. Would it be a good idea to try to get an REU in that sub-field, or is it about just getting some hands-on experience more than anything else? 4. Would a theoretical and experimental REU be very different? Would it be important to try to get a theoretical REU since that is what I prefer? 5. Do you need to apply in mass for REUs, or are your chances of getting into most of them pretty decent? 6. When are the typical deadlines to apply? 7. Is there anything in particular I can try to do during the fall and spring semester that might help my odds of getting into an REU?