I had my first IVF/ICSI done abroad, in Azerbaijan. DH and I were living there at the time so we did not travel there just for the IVF. The whole cycle costed us $ 3000, meds, blood test, EC, ET, scans etc... The clinic is very nice, more modern that the one we are now!! My doc spoke enough english to give us all the necessary explanations.
I have to say it was a lot more stressful, because of the language and also because of the different way of doing things.
I did got a BFN... but one of my friend went there 3 months after me, and gave birth to twins this year on valentines day!!
As far as the costs, you have to fly there ( the return flight from Paris with Azerbaijan airline is about $600 if i remember well), stay somewhere (you can find an appartment from about $40 a day) and food etc, which is cheap.
However, i would not recommend it as you cannot contact the doc before getting there, if you dont now anyone living there, you might find it difficult. But what i wanted to say is that there are good clinics that offers lower prices, mainly because salaries are lower. My doctor was turkish, and they have a really good reputation.
I will now have 3rd cycle in France, and i am very lucky because IVF are reimbursed by the French NHS, otherwise, i would not be able to continue with IVF.
I hope you will find a way to fund your cycle. After my failed first cycle i was really desparate and I thought about starting a web site telling my story to raise enough money for a cycle!! Who knows, it might work!!
Good luck and take care
Me 27, DH 55
04/ 05 ICSI -tive 02/06 ICSI. No fertilisation
09/ 06 ICSI. BFP!!! M/C at 12 weeks.04/07 ? ICSI -tive
04/08 ICSI BFP!!! M/C at 12 weeks
Feb 09 6th ICSI has started! neg
June 09 7th ICSI. Please make it happen!!