There are many different ways universities and colleges work internationally. One way is through academic, research, and related partnerships often known as institutes or centers. Below you will find a range of such examples:
Confucius Institutes are cosponsored between the US university, a Chinese University, and the Chinese Hanban. The Hanban “is a public institution affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education. The primary objectives of these institutions are to provide Chinese language and cultural teaching resources and services worldwide, and contributing to the development of multiculturalism and the building of a harmonious world.” Each institute provides a wide range of local and regional programs, contact them directly for specific details.