Regional chats meet a variety of needs. They provide ways for users in specific locations to meet with neighbors despite inclement weather, and outside of the restraints of political or social conventions. They allow people who have moved away from their native land to stay in touch with friends and family back home. Engaging in chats with native speakers of a foreign language is an easy and effective way to quickly learn to communicate in that language. Most of all, regional chats that are open and welcoming to the international community break down political boundaries, teach us about unfamiliar cultures, and expose our own minds to different ways of thinking.