About Vito

Vito Acosta is a student in the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a candidate for the Bachelor of Science in Economics in the Wharton School and Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and East Asian Languages & Civilizations in the College of Arts and Sciences. Prior to Penn, Vito studied for one year in Changzhou, China with the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program of the U.S. Department of State. 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.


To learn more about NSLI-Y, visit https://exchanges.state.gov/us/program/nsliy or http://www.nsliforyouth.org. Our program was implemented by AFS Intercultural Programs. To learn more about AFS, visit https://afs.org. 



“The Language of Maoist Insurrection.” Sino-Platonic Papers, no. 303, July 2020, 27-61.