Vito Acosta is a student in the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business at the University of Pennsylvania, a dual-degree program between the Wharton School and the School of Arts and Sciences.
Vito spent the 2017-2018 academic year studying in Changzhou, China with the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program of the U.S. Department of State. Prior to his year in China, Vito attended St. Augustine Preparatory School in Richland, New Jersey. He is also an Eagle Scout and a soccer player who has played for SJEB Rush and St. Augustine.
At the University of Pennsylvania, Vito is studying to earn his Bachelor of Science in Economics with a concentration in Statistics in the Wharton School and Bachelor of Arts degrees in International Studies and East Asian Languages & Civilizations in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Outside of academics, Vito helped to organize the 2019 Penn Wharton China Summit (PWCS), the largest student-run Sino-American summit in the US, as a member of the Marketing, Healthcare Panel, and Speaker Assistant teams. He is also a fellow at the Collegium Institute and The Magi Project for Science & Theology.
His academic interests include languages, international economic policy, applied psychology, game theory, conflict resolution, law, consequences of globalization, classical philosophy, virtue ethics, Italian and East Asian literature, comparative intellectual thought, and physics.