Hello all. I'm currently a junior at my University and have applied to many summer REUs. The trouble is, I've talked with my adviser and he thinks I might be better off staying at my home institution to do research because it will allow me to continue working with the same professor for my senior thesis. But doing this, I would only be able to get a letter of recommendation from my current professor and the professor I work with over the summer and, I as understand it, most grad schools require three. I also don't really know any of my teachers well enough to ask for a letter either. And this may sound silly, but I would also feel bad about turning down REU acceptances after my letter writers went through all the trouble to help me. I feel a bit uncomfortable saying where I go but in order to give more information, I will say that it's an excellent research institution ranked within the top 20 by http://grad-schools.usnews.rankings...raduate-schools/top-physics-schools/rankings", if that means anything. So does anyone have any suggestions? I'd be very grateful for any guidance.